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Lake Erie Perch

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Yesterday there were 7 boats catching perch at the Ontario Street Bar on the Upper Niagara River, short ride up river from Town of Tonawanda Boat Launch at River Rd & Sheridan Dr.

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The past week has been good perch fishing in 56 foot of water NW of the Angola Water Tower. The wife and I took 48 keepers Friday in two and a quarter hours. It took longer to clean them. We ran out of bait and our two other boats  had 60 and 46 perch in the AM. Today one boat had a perch on as soon as the lines hit the bottom, one line only could be handled. Half the perch caught are ten to thirteen inches.

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I fished for a short time Sunday until the winds really kicked up.  We were on the water by about 6:15 a.m. and fished for about 3 hours mostly on the Ontario Bar.  Only managed 8 keepers and threw back about 3 for every 1 we kept.  The water temp was 61 degrees which leads me to believe that the spawn is over and most of the perch have headed out to the deeper waters in Lake Erie.  That being said, we did catch a few, and had the wind held up and given us more time, maybe we would've gotten into a steadier bite.  You never know...

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Emeralds are in short supply now.

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35 perch today 10 to 14 inches long brought in three hours fishing. 62 foot of water off Point. Breeze. Ran out of bait again

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There have been minnows along the wall at the foot of Ontario all week.

There seems to be a mix of all sizes from what I have netted.

I have not checked ferry but they should be there also

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One boat 147 perch 58 foot of water off Evangola Saturday.

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Jimskis video of commercial perch fishing on Erie and Canada makes me sick. Abusing the resource. Why does Canada still allow this?

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Our failure to harvest enough species like smelt and perch has led to walleye reproduction failures. These harvests are monitored by local fishery agencies on a lakewide basis.

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75 foot of water plus are where the summer perch schools are located after this hot summer.

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wonder why the erie perch go so deep.Our perch in ontario stay shallow.Caught a bunch of 13 in.plus ten feet ot water last week.

id like to go for erie walleye this year .i have a good boat set up but never went and would be better with a someone experienced more in walleye.

Thirty plus years trout and salmon on Ontario.

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Perch are bottom feeders and where the thermocline meets the bottom you will find the perch. This time of year the schools of perch are concentrated in ten foot pods deep.

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If you are over a school and you run out of bait.....use perch eyes.  Old timer hard-core perchers use hand lines with multiple spreader rigs with perch eyes.

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wonder why the erie perch go so deep.Our perch in ontario stay shallow.Caught a bunch of 13 in.plus ten feet ot water last week.

John, can you share a bit more info about where you got these. Where do you launch? Waypoints? Etc. thanks.

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23 perch in 40 minutes, 71 foot of water. 40/11 middle numbers. One guy.

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Go out of Barcelona Harbor to 58 ft due north, you will see trap nets with orange & white boueys and a black flag at the end of the nets.Go to the wind side of the nets and catch your limit of 50!

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2 boats yesterday 66 foot off Lotus Point 184 perch. Fast as you hit bottom they are on, a lot of doubles

Use your screen to find them, solid schools of fish.

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Yesterday we ran out of bait again after three hours fishing. Best spot was 64 foot off Evangola where the perch were larger and less white perch and white bass. About 50 boats in the area fishing for perch combat style. Anchoring produced better than drifting, you need a lot of anchor rope in these depths to hold bottom.

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   We(3) fished 62 fow straight out in front of the Catt. kept 70 nice ones had to do a bit of culling. Had a constant bit going.

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We got 58 nice perch yesterday in 62ft off of pt abino...not another boat in site...ang this random guy toopost-149655-13796891808591_thumb.jpg

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