Lake Erie yellow perch are also known by many along Lake Erie as yellow gold. This highly sought after fish is know for being one of the best eating fish in freshwater. With many ways to cook it and eat, yellow perch are also fun to catch.
Yellow Perch is also a great fish for kids or people just starting out with fishing. Perch are typically caught in big numbers. Its very common to even catch two at a time on one hook! With so much catching happening, easily hundreds in just a couple of hours, the action will keep people excited and busy.
Typically we start fishing for them starting around late July through October with September and October being the best months. In the fall we catch the jumbos that Lake Erie is known for up to 14 inches long. We use our fish finder to locate schools of perch along the bottom where we will go upwind of them and drop an anchor letting line out till we are right on top of the school. When fishing for yellow perch, we use mostly emerald shiners caught in the local waters of Lake Erie's western basin on perch spreaders.
Make sure to contact us today and book your next Yellow Perch fishing charter with Chelsea Charters. Get on the schedule for June, July, August, or September which are the best Yellow Perch fishing months.
Lake Erie Emerald Shiners
Ohio limits a single person to 30 Yellow Perch catches per day. You can check the current Ohio regulations by clicking the link below.
Yellow Perch is widely considered the best eating fish on Lake Erie Ohio. Check out our local information page for some great restaurants in the area that serve locally caught Yellow Perch
Yellow Perch fishing charters are great for kids and first-timers. The action is fast and everyone will catch a lot of fish!
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