Michigan Perch (Yellow) Fishing Charters

Michigan Perch (Yellow) Fishing Charters

Top Michigan Perch (Yellow) Fishing Destinations

Best Perch (Yellow) Fishing Charters in Michigan

Top Perch (Yellow) Fishing Charters in Michigan

Perch (Yellow) Fishing in Michigan

Perch (Yellow)
  • Size 4 to 12oz
  • Food Value Good
  • Game Qualities Low
  • Habitats River, Lake, Backcountry

(Perca flavescens)

When looking for something tasty and exciting to catch, Perch fishing charters in Michigan are one of the best options. Year-round fishing, consistent action, delicious catch. It can sometimes seem that freshwater fishing in Michigan is as good as they say simply because of Perch!

When to go Perch fishing in Michigan

The most frequently caught game fish in Michigan spawn in spring. Perch move into the shallower water which can sometimes be only a few feet deep. During this time of the year, you can fill the ice-chest when fishing the rivers, canals, and cuts off in the Great Lakes. 
In the summer months and autumn, Perch usually reside both in and around weed beds in shallower lakes and waters up to 30 feet. 
Unlike the majority of Great Lakes fish species, Perch are active even during the winter months. They stay under the ice in both deep and shallower water.
Throughout the year, jumbos can be found anywhere in Lake Michigan’s ports, southern Michigan, Saginaw Bay, Lake Erie, Lake St. Clair, and the Les Cheneaux Islands area of northern Lake Huron. 

How to catch Perch in Michigan

Perch typically bite all day long, but not at night - they rest on the bottom. They are delicate biters and tend to swim in schools. Once you’ve located a hungry school, you can shout ‘Fish On!’ and begin the action. Drift with the wind for the hungry and aggressive Perch, drop anchor, and cast. 
The best way to target Perch is with all manner of live bait from leeches, wax worms, and minnows to earthworms and small crayfish. When choosing a lure, artificials can also be in favor - you just need to pick the right type.
If you are going Perch fishing when the waters are frozen, the preferred baits are plain hooks tipped with minnows and small tear drops with spikes, wax worms, and mousies. 


You can fish for Perch year-round, depending on your personal preferences. 

Michigan Perch (Yellow) Fishing Seasons

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Perch (Yellow) fishing in Michigan varies moderately throughout the year. High season is March to April. Low season is January and October to December. There is no closed season.
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Reviews of Fishing in Perch (Yellow) Fishing in Michigan

Half day trip with In The Box and Jarrod!
Kris W. fished with In The Box Fishing Charters on July 24, 2021
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You will catch more fish in the morning. Jarrod told us to come back and do a morning trip and we would catch more fish!
Full Day Summer Fishing Trip with Steve
Tyler A. E. fished with River Trek Guide Service on July 18, 2021
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It's definitely a great time! Pack sunscreen though and maybe bring bug spray because the mosquitos had a field day with us.
Afternoon half day trip with Captain Travis and First Mate Dakota
Travis Z. fished with Danel Sportfishing on July 17, 2021
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There's a dedicated pier for charter fishing at the Chinook pier, but I would recommend booking well in advance. Parking can be a pain(especially if it's a nice beach day), but even if you cannot find parking at the pier, the parking around the area makes for a short walk through beautiful downtown Grand Haven.
Half Day Trip out of Frankfort
DAVE H. fished with Hooked Sportfishing Charters on July 16, 2021
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Just enjoy the trip. You'll love the adventure and you'll love Fankfort.
Morning tour with Jarrod
Ian M. fished with In The Box Fishing Charters on July 14, 2021
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Try to buy your fishing license online if coming from out of state.
Fishing with Anthony
Todd M. fished with Big River Outfitters on July 5, 2021
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We are newbies and had a very knowledgeable Captain as our guide. The whole expirience couldn't have been better! Caught lots of fish. Improved as we went along and had loads of fun!
Great Day Fishing
Tammy S. fished with Reel Fish'n LLC on July 3, 2021
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4 stars only because this is Bay fishing for walleye only and the advert/target included Salmon. We'll go again but earlier in the year.
Half Day with Capt Ben
Eric M. fished with Daydreamer Fishing Charters on June 29, 2021
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We were 1st time anglers in Traverse City! Fish are plentiful. Go with an experienced guide like Captain Ben. Daydreamer charters