Jumbo Yellow Perch Fishing On Lake Erie Is Still Hot At Point AbinoHey guys I was out Jumbo Yellow Perch Fishing on Lake Erie with my brother in law at Point Abino, on May 7, 2013 and I shot this video to document how we did.
We didn’t start at Point Abino right away. We first started out of Crystal Beach in about 55 feet of water. It was super calm, absolutely no wind at 8 am. Usually conditions like this are great for boating, but not so great for fishing.
We Had To Move Around For Successful Jumbo Yellow Perch Fishing on Lake Erie TodayWe got to our first spot (closest group of boats) and fished there for about 20-30 minutes. There was nothing happening so we decided to move to my spot from last week.
We got there and after about 15 minutes, Roger got the first jumbo of the day. It was a beauty. This is where we started to mark huge bait balls on the fish finder (see video). I’m not sure what fish comprised the bait balls, but it could have been smelts or shiners (some jumbos were spitting up digested smelts).
Anyway, we still didn’t get into them so we moved again. We tried another group of boats further south in about 60 feet of water. We got a few medium-small perch but nothing great, so we moved again.
Finally, we moved west to the major group of boats directly off Point Abino in about 55-60 Feet of Water. This is where we really started successful Jumbo Perch Fishing on Lake Erie. We got some real nice ones. The biggest jumbo Perch in the video was later measured to be over 14 inches long (I didn’t weigh it).
We finally got about 50 keepers on a beautiful day. Jumbo Perch fishing on Lake Erie doesn’t get any better than this.
Jumbo Yellow Perch Fishing Lake Erie-If You’re Just Getting StartedIf you haven’t tried jumbo perch fishing on Lake Erie I highly recommend it. Get our minnows at any creek, Dain City-Welland or get them where I do, at Erie Tracker Outfitters. They not only have great minnows but Dave (the owner) is an avid perch fisherman and he’ll provide information on where the perch are biting. Dave was always good to me, providing information on both perch and walleye fishing when I was getting started, so I have no problem repaying his good will.
Alternatively, if you have your own minnows and you don’t know where to go, just start on a week end, go out to about 50-60 feet of water and just look for the nearest group of boats. It’s that simple!
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