It felt a little funny, I admit. Fighting some of the hardest fighting fish I've ever hooked on one trip, then getting excited about 10 to 12 inch fish the next was entertaining to say the least.
It had been about 2 years since I chased yellow perch (aka ring perch). The Chickahominy as well as the Northwest River had treated me well in previous years, but this time, the action was fairly slow. We eventually found a sporadic bite and I landed 6 up to 11.5". Silver Buddy type blade baits and little roadrunners with curly tail grubs worked very slow did the trick for me.
They are very pretty fish and also excellent table fair.
Thanks to Justin's dad, Curtis, for suggesting the roe as well.
I breaded and fried it and it was DELICIOUS!