The “perch” fishing really took off this past week! Anglers that were
out working the water did quite well with reports of multiple limits
coming in. Many of the fishermen set the bar at 10 inch perch or
better and have not been disappointed. One person was able to
net a 13 3/4 inch perch!
Reports of perch in the 7-8 inch range have been abundant as well.
And when you are on a school you will stay very busy! A good crop of
fish for the coming years.
Again, can not say it enough, keep your presentation simple. Hook,
spikes or minnows with enough split shot to get you down to the fish.
Often they are on the bottom, but some have found that they are
suspended. Find the school and let the action begin. If the bite slows,
move just a little way and get on them again.
Also had a couple real nice walleye caught and released. One an 8 pound
and one a solid 6! Another boat was able to net a 30 inch northern at
9 pounds. There are also reports of plenty of white bass and bullheads
to keep an angler setting the hook.