My second pole I threw a Zoom on there and was doing pretty well for the bass, then something weird happened. I got a bite, brought it in and it was a perch! The first strange part of that is that I have never caught a perch on a plastic before. The second is that it was my first perch of the year at Newton. I figured it was just a fluke, but 2 casts later, I picked up another one on the same thing. I ended up hooking into 5 of them with that thing (only got 3 in, but the others jumped off a foot from shore and we could see the vertical stripes). Then they just instantly stopped biting and I did see another perch after that.
I threw a chunk of one of those perch on the pole that I had been throwing for bluegill, as my son had lost interest by that point and ended up getting two bites back to back, then instantly nothing. Overall, I ended up catching probably 6 bass, 3 perch and a bluegill. My son caught probably 5 bluegill and a perch. I brought home 1 bass and 1 perch, just for the sake of trying some new flavors. I have decided Coyote must REALLY like perch meat to be willing to filet as many of those as it would take for a meal ;)