We offer an exciting fishing trip called the Yellow Perch Charter, which is perfect for introducing kids to the joys of fishing. It’s an exciting challenge to catch doubles of yellow perch on a lightweight rod using spreaders, and crappie rigs tipped with a minnow, as they can feel like monsters!
You can expect good perch fishing in the western basin in 2024 as perch from the extensive good hatches over the past five years are approaching sizes from 10 to 13 inches. Hatches from 2015 through 2017 will also provide a good number of 7- 9 inch perch.
Catch Captain John at 419-345-3948
“Yellow perch are delicious, and they only get tastier with each bite!”
Perch are typically schooling fish that move from place to place looking for food. When found, they like to thrive on the bottom portion of the lake. Perch may not be the largest fish in the lake, but they are one of the best tastings because of their mild but firm meat. The jumbo perch (over 12 inches) are also fighters, but most importantly, they taste good, too!! Perch are active daytime feeders but tend to feed in short spurts, so you may catch them steady, and then they stop biting. Be patient because they will come back to bite again.
Perch Are Fighters
You can put just about anything on a hook when perch are in a feeding frenzy. Therefore, it is not uncommon to pull one in after the other. The jumbo perch on Lake Erie are fun to catch because hooking two at a time can feel like a monster walleye!!
Perch Fishing Tips: Hooking and reeling a perch to the surface will spit out the bait and chum the water. It’s essential to quickly bait your hook again and return it to the bottom of the lake to keep the perch under the boat actively feeding.
What Do They Bite On?
If you enjoy using live bait to lure fish, we recommend using small minnows as bait. Additionally, you can use cut bait like crayfish meat, perch bellies, and perch eyes to attract perch after you’ve incited them into a feeding frenzy with minnows.
Perch are naturally curious and are attracted to color and flash. To make your bait more visible, consider adding a small colored bead on the mainline just above the bait. The bead acts as a beacon and helps the fish locate the natural bait. This technique can significantly increase your catch rates, particularly in stained water.
The action is nonstop once they begin to bite; therefore, this perch charter is great fun as a family outing or with the guys or gals. Your whole group will enjoy catching perch with Captain John. Seeing doubles on crappie rigs tipped with shiners is a blast.
When you get home, you have the added benefit of a tasty perch dinner, but most importantly, you will have memories to last a lifetime!!
Step 1 – Check our Booking Calendar/ Charters to see if your date(s) are available.
All dates are subject to prior booking. Therefore, highlighted dates have a charter booked that day.
Lake Erie Perch Charters
The price is $660.00 + $5 per angler for bait
Six anglers or less
Lake Erie Perch Charters bag limits are 30 per person daily.
Six people can catch 180 perch.
Fish cleaning is available at the marina, which is extra.
- We supply the boat, experienced captain, bait, lures, ice, tackle, rods, and reels.
- 7- hour charter or limit starting in late July, August, September, and October: 7 am to 2 pm (Ohio Time)
- A $100.00 deposit per charter date is required.