Michigan Perch (Yellow) Fishing Charters

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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

September Perch with Captain Doug and Ron
Brian M. fished with Windrift Sport Fishing on September 26, 2020
Bring beverages and snacks..Windrift Charters takes care of everything else.
Half day trip with Captain Brian
Kevin G. fished with Our Reel Heroes Charters on August 21, 2020
Charter a trip with Our Reel Heroes for a great experience!!
Half day with captain Kyle
Shannon W. fished with Silver Beach Fishing Co on August 2, 2020
Look up Captain Kyle with Silver Beach Fishing Co.
Half Day Trip With Capt Ken
Troy K. fished with Reel-N-Time Charters on July 31, 2020
The experience was amazing! Bas time for the mayflies
Mostly Good!
Stuart A. fished with Whitecap Charters – Charlevoix on July 29, 2020
Don't park in the marina parking lot even if it is empty like it was for us so early in the morning. You may get a parking ticket like we did.
Captain Dave was amazing
Michelle T. fished with Salmon Slayer Sportfishing Charters on July 26, 2020
Just make sure if it’s ruff waters you take the appropriate motion sickness meds for you
Half day trip with Captain Steve
Michael S. fished with River Trek Guide Service on July 25, 2020
To relax and enjoy it you are going to catch fish.
Half day
Nora T. fished with Windrift Sport Fishing on July 20, 2020
Go in June, I understand that's when the best fishing is.