Welcome to our Yellow Perch Fishing Home Page
Yellow Perch are one of the best-tasting freshwater fish. Some anglers absolutely love catching perch, while others may get annoyed by them because they will steal your bait when anglers are fishing for walleye or bass with live bait. Most perch are between 6 and 9 inches long, but many lakes produce good populations of jumbo perch in the 10 to 12 inch range with some even bigger. Perch fishing is typically best in clear, cool lakes and in reservoirs that contain rock, gravel or sand bottoms. The shallower, weedy lakes can also hold large populations of perch, but the lack of deep water will often result in lots of smaller fish.
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Winter Fishing for Perch
Perch are loved by most ice fishermen. Perch will feed throughout the entire ice fishing season and they taste great. Because perch hang out in schools, you can catch your limit in a couple of hours if you can find them. Use your electronics to find schools of fish on the bottom. Perch will usually be found close to the bottom throughout the winter. Small jigging spoons tipped with minnow heads and maggots are some of the best baits for winter-time perch. If you see fish on your fish finder, but you can’t get any bites, try keeping your jig a couple of feet above the fish and change up your jigging methods. This will usually entice them into feeding. If this doesn’t work, you may need to keep moving to find active fish.
A Great Season for Trip Planning
If you don’t plan on doing any perch fishing through the winter, this is a great time of year to do some research for planning your next perch trip in the upcoming season.