By MARK CAHLIK
Late season yellow perch fishermen are being rewarded with great fishing. This week, more limits of perch have been coming in than we have seen in the last month.
The best perch areas have been southwest of Kelleys Island in 24 to 26 feet of water on the rock bottom, around the CIC Can on the west side of the Catawba Peninsula, and between Green Island and South Bass Island. The fishing around Green Island and South Bass Island was best at 30 foot depths in the mud.
I am fortunate enough to be able to keep my boat in the water until Thanksgiving. I love fishing during this time of year. Last year in November the fishing was very good south of Green Island.
As the water starts to cool later into Fall, both walleye and perch fishing will be even better than it is now, especially around Kelleys Island and south of Green Island. I will be out fishing quite a bit in the next month, so for all you late season fisherman I will continue to put out reports.
The walleye fishing has also been good this week, with an armada of Fall Brawl anglers both on Lake Erie and casting from shore. Trollers did good off rock piles in 15 to 25 feet of water using crank baits with no weights. The Huron dumping grounds and the waters off the Huron Lighthouse also heated up this week. Bandits set 80 to 100 feet back with no weights worked best.
It’s hard to believe, but we do have the best walleye fishing in the world. The walleye have been a little hard to catch, but the good news is an abundance of bait. I’m excited about the Fall fishing, especially if you have a trailer boat, and can fish where they’re biting.
We will offer one more fishing report this year, so check in next week for the scoop on catching big walleye with jigging spoon. I want to thank everyone who made this year a great one. And as always, be safe out there and have fun!