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Lake Erie Perch

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The past week one boat came in with 143 and 150 perch, west of Evangola Park, 65 to 67 foot of water. Other boats came in with 6 to 43 perch. Emerald shiners are available at the Ferry Street dock and Penrods in South Buffalo. Golden shiners are at most other bait stores.

Take ice with you.

With the lake temperature falling, I would expect to find the perch in closer soon.

Another boat from Allegany County came into the Cattaraugus with 300 perch Saturday. 66 foot of water.

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Holy smokes thats a fine catch. Will they be setting up soon for ice fishing? I mean are they gonna be moving towards their fall/winter patterns?

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We have 3 boats going out this morning, probably set up aound 65 foot off the Catt, where the screen shows fish.

TYEE on 68.

Four boats went out, 65' to 68' of water, nw of the Catt, 10 to 36 perch landed. Best act was just anchor up and wait for them to come to you. Searching for the mother lode wasted gasoline. About twenty boats out, look for the boats pulling fish in over the gunwale.

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Wednesday we picked up 23 perch in two hours off Lotus Point, 66 foot of water. Pinhead Emerald Shiner minnows , 2 on a hook worked well. Slow picking except when the school came by, then a couple double headers, then another wait. Nice fish.

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We fished 67 foot of water today between Port Colborne and Point Breeze. between noon and 3:00PM the theree of us landed 79 nice perch, one seagull feeder and no gobies. Using emerald shiners from the Ferry Street Dock we ran out of bait, thank God!

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Fished Erie sat.12/3 /11 got 50 nice 11 -13" perch off sturg. pt 50-55' fow. Was a bit cool in am. but warmed up nice in pm. Latest I was ever on the lake & in the middle of deer season.

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A lot of perch being taken lately at the 65 foot contour. It seems that is where the bottom meets the thermocline.

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Well, we made the run and it didnt disappoint. Plenty of perch. Got a few up to 14 inches. Fat ones. Beautiful day on the water. All baits hit, minnows, crawfish, leeches and worms. Even perch eyes.

67 to 69 FOW of sturgeons. Well, west of sturgeons. Dont know exactly where I was at. Have waypoints if needed.

And thanks Jimski.....your rig worked out great! Even da womens were catching fish.!

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Had a good morning today, before the wind started kicking up and that "sailboat" of a rig of mine was tossed all over. Didnt have my anchoring solution in place, so drifted a bit. More sorting today. They seemed to like the small minnows best, though the dead stick roach in the mud produced too.

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Those perch still biting? Got some ole petes stuff the other day. Been dying to try. Unfortunately, visiting in chicago this weekend. Probably getout next weekend.

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stop at st pt on the bike around 1:00 pm fri the boats coming in all had limits from 8in to 14 in talk to afew guys they said anywhere from 63 to 69 ft west of st 242 on the compass be out there next week oh ya they said bring lots of bait john out

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Nice. thanks for the update. Will be giving it a try this weekend, pending weather. I want to try my new anchor. Keep up the good work fellas. Any tips appreciated?

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Fished out in front of the Catt. this Am. caught 80+ fish kept 50 nice ones, some nice jacks. Started out with small ones until the bigger ones moved in. Beauty of a day until the 3-4 fters. came. :no:

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9/15 We kept about 40 perch, with decent avg. size, so were able to get picky on what we kept. Tossed back a bunch of small ones. We were about 6 mi. west of SP in 70 FOW

9/16 kept around 30 with a MUCH smaller avg. than the day before. We were about 7 mi. SW of SP in 65-70 FOW

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We fished out of Dunkirk Sunday and had a bunch of fish until the waves kicked up. Some nice

jacks, but a lot of the 8-9" variety. 65 fow pretty much straight out of Dunkirk. Heard

reports previous 3-4 days of real good catches. Sounds like its pretty good everywhere!

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Well the Vernal Equinox blow should be over, the past two weeks have churned the lake up pretty good and the water temperature has dropped. The late summer deepwater perch schools should be scattered near the shore and we will not be burning a lot of gasoline to find them again. Let's get out there again and if you have good luck, let us all know.

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Seven boats out for perch yesterday reported poor success in waters from seventy feet to fifty seven feet. A few scattered schools appeared on the screens occasionallly. It looks like the deep water perch have scattered. With the water temperature dropping, the perch may be in closer to the shoreline and we will save on gasoline.

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I have a tank full of emeralds now and today if things go well I will search the nearshore edge of the humps off Evangola.

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