When I go fishing for perch from a boat or off the shore I will bring two rods a drop shot rod and a coarse rod for worming. First, drop shoting is around a long time and when I first used it over a shoal of perch I could not believe how many perch I caught. When using this method correctly over fish it is super.
The rod I am using is a rock fish ml with a Rovex reel loaded with 8lb braid with a Barkley drop shot starter pack.
There are so many plastics and colours to choose from and So many different anglers swear to all different types, colours and sizes. What I have caught perch on are 1 to 2in yellow twin tails with 6 and 8 gram lead head, tiny fluke albino and the ones in the packet in the photo. You can hook pike and trout when you are drop shoting and lead heading
Two of the 12in brown trout that we released fell to a 3in plastic
When I use worms I will use a feeder, the feeder will be packed with about 6 worms that I will cut in half. The feeder is set up with the worm above it on a 9in snood; the hook size can differ between size 12 down to size 2 it all down to the size of bait and perch you are hunting
The chopped worms will still be able to escape and will wiggle around your hook bait.
Our first of 20 perch on the worm
Dan with a nice perch that was caught on worm