Moore stresses that having your gear dialed in for white perch is critical. You need a rod with a little backbone, but plenty of sensitivity in the tip to feel subtle bites. While those bites aren't always subtle, he says the bigger fish often tap lightly. Moore likes a 28-inch rod, and he spools with 4-pound-test fluorocarbon. This line provides the strength to battle perch, but also lets you feel your slab spoon or jig with finger nail sensitivity. Small spoons tipped with a piece of worm get the nod for drawing strikes, however, when the action gets fierce, the worm becomes irrelevant.