BY MARK CAHLIK
The Lake Erie yellow perch bite is still on the slower side right now. The waters east and southwest of D Can in about 21 feet of water in the Lake Erie Firing Zone off Port Clinton and Camp Perry have been producing perch. The Picket Fence area in the Firing Zone has starting to report some perch being caught, as well.
The Green Can off Catawba is still producing some fish. Don’t be afraid to go shallower for perch because it might surprise you just how many people will catch them out of their own marinas along the Catawba Peninsula.
Casting for the walleye in Canadian waters west of Pelee Island has been going good this week. The best catches seem to be on and around the reefs and close to the smaller islands.
Most of these fish are being caught in 5 to 15 feet of water right now using casting harnesses. Trolling has been slow. They are still getting some with Tru-Trip Diving Planers and spoons, but it has been slow. The bite will increase as water temps continue to drop.
Lake Erie is still really warm right now with the water temperatures in the 70’s.