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Top Michigan Perch (Yellow) Fishing Destinations


Top Perch (Yellow) Fishing Charters in Michigan

Perch (Yellow)

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

Perch (Yellow) Fishing in Michigan

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. 

Season

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

Perch (Yellow)

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

Michigan Perch (Yellow) Fishing Seasons

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Seasonality

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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