If you are just getting into Perch Fishing then there are a few things that you should know. First of all, two of the most common kinds of Perch you will come across are that of the Red Tail as well as the Striped Perch. These are most commonly found on the coast over by Mexico and off of the United States. The beauty of these types of fish is that they usually stay close to shore so you won't have to worry about getting any heavy duty equipment to be able to go out and catch them. All you need is a good freshwater pole that is either 7 or 9 feet long and line strength anywhere around 6-8 lbs.
When it comes to surf perch, they will eat just about anything which is great because that means you have all kinds of options when it comes to using bait and tackle. They usually eat crustaceans, shrimp, crabs, and blood worms so if you use small jigs or worms you should be good to go. You can also try using some Carolina rigs in order to use a live bait rig in your perch fishing. They are easy to set up and you can just do it yourself.
The best Perch fishing tips are found when you talk to a local expert, but here are a few that I will share. Fish for Perch in the early spring when they are spawning as the larger ones will come closer to shore. Perch have a lateral line system which allows them to easily locate a struggling minnow or shiner. Use this to your advantage by using lively bait. Perch are a school fish so having a good fish finder can be very beneficial to finder the larger schools of Perch.
Perch are also delicious to eat so be sure to bring a few home for dinner.