Perch are best to catch just after the ice melts on the lake, in April and then through the end of May. Fishing starts up again in late August and through the end of October when the perch school up again after the summer. We will fish with very light tackle, live bait and artificial lures. Typically, we search for the perch schools using our electronics to find the perch located near the bottom in 50 to 60 feet of water. We anchor the boat over the active feeding school of perch using the electric trolling motor. From there we either use traditional perch style rigs (I make my own) vertically. Or what I prefer, is to cast out from the boat, and slowly retrieve the perch rig back to boat. Fun!
All tackle and bait are supplied. However, you are always welcome to bring your own tackle to use on board
April The expected start of the 2022 fishing season will be the first week of April, 2022. I do not expect Lake Erie to freeze this year. We have a double-dip La Nina this year and normally Lake Erie does not freeze when we have a La Nina. If possible, I will begin...