Perch


Perch can be found and caught here pretty easily in the spring as they move into the shallows to spawn.  Fish the weeds in the bays and you should be able to catch some perch.  As perch move into deeper water in the summer, the fishing can be tougher for the bigger, jumbo-sized perch.  If you can find them in deeper water in the summer and fall, you may end up catching a bunch of them because they typically school up in pretty good numbers.  Most anglers will catch perch while targeting walleye or smallmouth bass when fishing with live bait.  If you want to target them though, you should be able to catch some fish, but you may have to put a little work in to find them.


Learn More About Perch


Our perch fishing section has tons of information on the best live baits, lures, where to catch them and how to catch them.  Visit our perch page to learn more.