Catching perch on turntables

Catching perch on spinners. What types of turntables are used to catch perch. Proper rigging of gear for catching perch on turntables.

For a spinning player, perch is often a lifesaver, as this predator is less capricious and picky in baits than pikeperch and pike. Although sometimes it happens and vice versa. It all depends on the season and the degree of activity of one or another predator.

Medium and small perches sometimes simply do not allow the turntable to pass in the water and meters, as soon as they grab it and already run away to the side. Such reckless perch biting often happens on forest lakes in the summer. But there is a peculiarity. If there is a large perch in such lakes, where specimens of up to 3 kg in weight are caught, the humpbacks refuse to take artificial baits and attack only their smaller counterparts.

On the Volga expanses of reservoirs, perches also reach large sizes and do not refuse spinners. And here they perch the usual spinning prey along with zander and pike.

Types of Spinner

All turntables are distinguished by high-frequency and active play. And this makes spinning lures an attractive bait for beginner anglers, since you don’t need to master the complicated wiring required for fishing on wobblers and some swinging lures. In fishing on the turntables, the main thing is not to rush and withstand the high-speed wiring mode. Rather, slower wiring, bordering on the spinner’s mode of falling into a tailspin, would be most effective . It is on this border that the lure attracts the predator most of all. But such tactics do not work for all spinning lures.

The size of turntables is not always of great importance when catching a large perch. Often, humpbacks grab small turntables, especially in places where the fry are concentrated. But if you hunt for a large perch, then it is better to put larger baits. Then there will be less bite, but all of them will bring medium and large perches.

The most versatile and common are turntables with a comet-type petal. The angle of inclination of the spinner from the vertical is 45 degrees. The popular Mepps most often relate to this type of spinner, although this company also produces other types of spinners. Obviously, the popularity of comet type turntables is related to their ability to operate relatively successfully in a variety of conditions, that is, in the quiet water of lakes, on the river flow, in windy weather and waves.

Another popular and relatively universal type of turntables is the Long class spinner. They are distinguished by a more elongated and narrow petal, which allows the lure to successfully and attractively for a predator to pass sections of the river with a medium and strong current. In addition, the speed of rotation of the petal, as well as the angle of its deviation of 30 degrees, also helps to cope with the course. "Comets" often do not cope with a strong current and stop playing.

Meanwhile, baits of the “long” type work quite efficiently also on bodies of water without currents. Sometimes turntables of this type even bypass the effectiveness of the "comet". It all depends on fishing conditions and perch preferences that day. Therefore, in the arsenal of a spinning player there must be baits of different types and sizes.

Aglia lures are the fastest. With a petal deviating 60 degrees and a higher rotation speed, these baits have an even higher-frequency game. In addition, they are even able to play when falling to the bottom. And this ability is used when fishing in mountain rivers .

Not so long ago, baits with a special petal coating appeared, where the 3D effect was created. This gives the spinner a very great resemblance to a live fish. Superiority in the production of such lures belongs to the company Pontoon.

For fishing in the pits in the autumn, when bottom wiring is required, heavier jig turntables or baits with front loading are used, where a load in the form of the head of a fish is placed in front of the petal. Often, the core is heavier than conventional turntables. Such baits can even be used for bottom stepping, as in traditional jig fishing.


The main requirement for tackle is the correct balance between the size of the bait, the dough and the line of the rod, as well as the thickness of the fishing line . The bait will not work well on a thick fishing line. Test indicators should also be selected according to the weight of the main baits used. Hard fast rods with a dough of 10-30 g will be unacceptable.