I hope this does not start a war, but I have seen some pretty amazing perch reports from both the Idaho and Utah boards and so my question is; Which state has the best perch fishing? I have read some pretty dedicated reports of people driving to the dead center of Utah to fish Yuba, with a limit of ten perch. I know Pineview is also a good perch fishery in Utah.
On the Idaho side we are catching perch everywhere in my neck of the woods Ririe has been good for nice perch, Roberts has been electric for the small ones, Mud Lake has produced good perch this winter, even the Rexburg pond has perch.
In other parts of Idaho, Salmon Creek Falls has done well, Weston produces them, and many great reports have come from American Falls this winter. I also hear Magic is getting back to some good perch fishing. I know I am only scratching the surface, but Idaho seems to have it's fair share of opportunities. If you are talking the cost to get perch, as far as travel I believe we have Utah beat, and although the Yuba perch are impressive; I think Ririe, American Falls, and Magic would give Yuba a run for its money.
I know there are a few places in Nevada that might show both states up, and I would love to fish Lake of the Woods in Minnesota, just to have the chance to land a 1 pound perch. Again I would just like some opinions from perhaps both sides of the border. It has just been a good year on the ice I think everywhere. Also just to let my Utah friends know I might have been raised in Idaho, but I graduated from Utah State, and I married a Utah girl. So please take the hooks off when you cast your lures at me