Lake Erie Perch (Yellow) Fishing Charters

Lake Erie Perch (Yellow) Fishing Charters

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Best Perch (Yellow) Fishing Charters in Lake Erie

Top Perch (Yellow) Fishing Charters in Lake Erie

Perch (Yellow) Fishing in Lake Erie

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

(Perca flavescens)

Lake Erie Perch is the local keystone, along with the mighty Walleye. Hundreds of thousands of Yellow Perch are available to anglers from one end of the Lake to the other. They are easy to find, fun to catch, and tasty to eat. Who can refuse such great table fare?

When to fish for Perch

All Lake Erie Perch charters will definitely agree on one thing: any day is the best day to go ‘perching.’

Yellow Perch school up by early August in all the basins. They feed heavily in autumn to gain the energy they need to get through the winter months. October is traditionally the best month to get your hands on Jumbo Perch.

Come winter, Lake Erie captains wrap up their boating season and ice-fishing begins. In December, first ice finds Perch close to shallow weed-beds. As the winter progresses, they move to mid-lake flats. In spring, spawning Perch can be found inshore.

How to fish for Perch

Perch fishing charters on Lake Erie (or anywhere else for that matter) don’t require a lot of tackle and equipment. A rod, a reel that turns, and some hooks will cover it.

Jumbo Perch will most likely hit anything. However, the most popular method of catching them includes using egg sinkers and hooks baited with a worm, a bobber or a minnow. Emerald shiners are the bait of choice but it’s not uncommon to catch Perch on other minnows — the smaller the better. In addition to that, Jumbos can also hit nightcrawlers.

Lake Erie Perch guides know that the hottest bite is within inches of the bottom. They anchor in deep water and fish near the lakebed. When the schools of Perch are thick, you can easily expect to land two or even three jumbos at once. It may sometimes take a while to trigger the fish. But once Perch start to bite, it is a fishing frenzy.

Casting small spinners, diving plugs, spoons, and jigging are among the most popular methods.

When the ice-fishing season begins, head to just about any protected bay on Lake Erie. Begin fishing the bottom and work your way up. Use emerald shiners on small jigs and enjoy catching.

Sometimes, you may not even need a boat. Yellow Perch can be accessible to shore anglers in the spring months.

The limits are 30 fish per angler per day. There is no size limit but 10’’ to 13’’ are the most common.

Lake Erie Perch (Yellow) Fishing Seasons

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Seasonality

Perch (Yellow) fishing in Lake Erie varies slightly throughout the year. High season is August to October. Low season is January to July and November to December. There is no closed season.
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Reviews of Fishing in Perch (Yellow) Fishing in Lake Erie

First Time with Captain John
Mark C. fished with JT Sportfishing Charters on October 17, 2020
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Yes, plenty of overnight options and charter possibilities
Fishing with Albert
Ken P. fished with What A Catch Charters – 30' Tiara on October 17, 2020
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Have layers of clothes Listen to your captain of whats working to catch the fish
Fishing with Robert
Douglas B. fished with Myrmidon Fishin' Ful Charters on October 11, 2020
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Yes but pay attention to the upcoming weather and be flexible. Even though we were not able to it would have been easier on all of us., Mr. Hughes and Carol were great.
A Half-Day With Captain Barry
Kevin R. fished with Schultz Sportfishing Charter on September 17, 2020
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
The fishing is plenteous and exciting. However, prepare for swift currents, a tremendous undertow, and do not take the river and lakes lightly.
Half day Walleye fishing on the bandir
Michael C. fished with Bandit Sportfishing Charters on August 23, 2020
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Stay hydrated and the more fun you and your gang have the better they crew support you!
Fishing with Paul
Natalie T. fished with Niagara River Guide Service on August 18, 2020
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Be prepared to deal with the mighty waves of Lake Erie
Full day on Eyepopper
Norman F. fished with Eyepopper Fishing Charters on August 15, 2020
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Go in June or July fishing slows in August.
A Day on Lake Erie with Captain Mike.
Tom E. fished with Reel Eyez Sportfishing on August 8, 2020
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Find an experienced captain who knows how to fish Lake Erie.