Tap, tap, wham...tap, tap, wham...BAM! A Yellow Perch "double" coming up from 35 f.o.w...a closer look and you see that one of them is 11" and the other a plump 13" erie yellow perch. "Up and down, up and down" as fast as you can rebait and send it back to the bottom and tap, tap... another double is on its way to the cooler.

We were slaying these Jumbo Yellow Perch on "spreaders and "crappie rigs"...actually I don't think it really matter what you put down on the bottom and lifted up several inches...these Lake Erie yellow perch were extremely agressive, not to mention hungry.

Tried our hand Smallmouth Bass fishing with these seasoned South Bend, IN fisherman. Bill banged 12 nice smallies and was top dog using a carolina rig, but watching him battle a 5.5 pounder was sweet.

Found one spot in particular near a drop-off and rocks...we waxed 'em good there!

Lake Erie Yellow Perch fishing - has been excellent the last several years. Good August thru October. Anchor fishing with emerald shiners is the best method to catch these tasty fish! Don't be afraid to run the boat motor for several minutes while fishing for these tasty fish.

Average Perch size was 11 inches, with 6 Yellow Perch over 13+ inches on this fine day. Some really nice Jumbo Perch!

Thanks Bill, Ron, Leonard, Skip, Bob, Dave, Sherrie, Mike, Roger!

Capt. Rick

Fish Species: Smallmouth Bass & Yellow Perch
Bait Used: Live Bait
Tackle Used: Carolina Rigs
Method Used: Drift-n-Cast
Water Depth: 32
Water Temperature: 72
Wind Direction: SW
Wind Speed: 10 - 20
Lake Erie smallmouth bass fishing is peaking in September
Lake Erie smallmouth bass fishing is peaking in September

Nice Bronzeback caught with Erie Quest Charters
Nice Bronzeback caught with Erie Quest Charters

Do you want to leave a comment? Login or register now to leave a comment.

No comments so far

About The Author: Captain Rick Millette

Company: Lucky Reel

Area Reporting: Lake Ontario


Click Here For Past Fishing Reports by Captain Rick Millette