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Best Perch (Yellow) Fishing Charters in Michigan

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. 


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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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.

What People Are Saying About Perch (Yellow) Fishing in Michigan

"First time fly fishing for salmon"

Scott Hayes fished with Tinger Guide Service on November 29, 2019

Alex did an amazing job helping us learn and was abundantly patient with my son. Alex got my son hooked up with a 20+pounder and they successfully landed it. We caught several fish and taught us plenty. You can’t go wrong with Alex as your guide!!! Gracious, patient, considerate, well-equipped, always smiling, knowledgeable, I could keep going...

"Salmon Fishing Trip - The most fun I had all year! "

Linda Kohrman fished with Tinger Guide Service on November 21, 2019

Our all day trip included an extremely skilled and knowledgeable guide Alex along with his companion dog, appropriate equipment and a wonderful shore lunch. Alex thought about everything and it was easy enough to learn fly fishing and enjoy the day. It was the most perfect of days with just the right amount of action and relaxation... and I caught my first king!

"All day trip "

Kyle White fished with Tinger Guide Service on November 21, 2019

We had an absolute blast. Alex knows where the fish are and is amazing at teaching you how to catch them. I had never fly fished before jumping in the boat and wasn't even sure id be able to do it. I've 20+ salmon trips and that was the best trip I've ever had.

"Salmon Fishing with Alex"

Lindsey Hahn fished with Tinger Guide Service on November 21, 2019

This was my first fishing experience, Alex was very patient and taught well while keeping everything really fun! The lunch was so perfectly prepared while I was able to keep fishing, they day was absolutely worth it! I went home with a 30lb salmon and cant wait to book again next year!

"Fishing with George"

Larry Joerendt fished with GT Charter Services on October 27, 2019

First time in Detroit captin George was very professional as I explained I have caught walleye but by accident never fished for them he took his time to explain every step thank you captain George look forward to another trip in the future

"Want to catch fish?"

Raymond Polley fished with GT Charter Services on October 27, 2019

With GT Charter you catch fish!
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