Racine Harbor ( perch only ), Racine County

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6/23/16 @ 10:17 AM
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salmonrush
salmonrush
USER since 6/16/11

MOON PHASE (89%)
Waning Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Cloudy

AIR TEMP
66° - 70° F

WATER TEMP
40° - 45° F

1 12in in side the harbor nice perch

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6/21/16 @ 11:06 AM
cycleguy
cycleguy
USER since 2/8/05

Fourplay… nice post.  I gave up perch fishing out here a couple years back, and really miss it.  Got caught up in the coho stuff hard, but now I'd love to find perch.  Was never about it being fast… just nice time out, and a few nice fish when ya found them.

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6/21/16 @ 9:41 AM
ForPlay
ForPlay
USER since 12/17/07

I'm not sure why all the negativity about perch fishing.. For the last 2 years I have not left the water without my limit of fish..  Given I have the boat and not tied to shore, which is extreemly weather/water/temp dependent but from the boat, perch fishing has been good from my point of view.  Is it go out and get a limit in 15 min every time? No, but I have yet to have a bad day, and my personal size restriction is 12 inch (small side) or better.  Of course during Salmon a Rama, I up that to 14 or better to box and still manage my limits...  I have 4 spots I hit.. If one doesn't produce I move to the next..  One of them holds fish..

My suggestion is to move around and possibly change what you are using for bait...  It took me a while to find what produces large perch and the old stand bys have been shelved...  I rarely use kastmasters any longer and jigs less frequently than in the past..  If the fish are going hard then that is ok and one can be done in less than a half hour but I rather spend some time out relaxing..  You would be suprised at the locations that hold fish that no one fishes..  Snorkle gear can give you a different perspective on the amount of fish out there and their locations.  :) 

Find the right depth and keep it in that zone the entire time..  And go BIG on baits...  I typically use a bait 2" or larger in size to keep the smaller perch off..


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6/20/16 @ 11:54 PM
bigsaw
bigsaw
USER since 1/30/10

West winds are definitely best. The west winds blow the warmer water out. I have seen temps drop 5-10 degrees in a matter of just a couple hours with west winds. The only time an east or northeast wind can be good is for shore fishermen in early spring for cohos. The reason being those winds   will blow a little warmer water towards shore. Good luck

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6/20/16 @ 10:42 PM
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FreddyFisher
FreddyFisher
USER since 3/27/07

MOON PHASE
Full Moon

Another link: http://www.jsonline.com/sports/outdoors/good-day-fishing-raises-hopes-lake-michigan-perch-can-recover-b99518168z1-307274631.html

Hopefully, the perch population and fishing will stabalize.

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6/20/16 @ 10:35 PM
FreddyFisher
FreddyFisher
USER since 3/27/07
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6/20/16 @ 10:33 PM
FreddyFisher
FreddyFisher
USER since 3/27/07

Surf- I don't know, but when the cold water blows in I always seem to do better on Perch too! NOT an expert here, tho!


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6/20/16 @ 8:27 PM
surf n turf
surf n turf
USER since 1/31/07

East winds are better for perch fishing. West is best for salmon.

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6/20/16 @ 2:17 PM
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czar1
czar1
USER since 7/2/09

MOON PHASE
Full Moon
WENT OUT SUNDAY VARIOUS SPOTS IN BOAT. NOTHING. DID SEE A PERCH GET CAUGHT OF SOUTH PIER AND A GUY HAD ONE FISHING THE DOCK AT THE BOAT LAUNCH. FIRST TIME I'VE TRIED IN 2  YRS CUZ IT JUST HASNT BEEN HAPPENING. HOPEFULLY SOME STABLE WEATHER CAN CHANGE THINGS AROUND! I NEED TO CATCH PERCH!!!!

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6/19/16 @ 9:21 PM
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FreddyFisher
FreddyFisher
USER since 3/27/07

MOON PHASE (99%)
Waxing Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

AIR TEMP
81° - 88° F

WATER TEMP
61° - 65° F

Not much of a report...Tried several spots today for a few hours between around 11 am and 3 pm. Even being mobile in the boat, couldn't find 'em. It was the dead sea. I think we need a sustained west wind for a few days to bring some schools inshore. If I had a bigger boat, I would have looked for them in deeper water today. Looks like we have a southwest wind tonight, which is a good start.

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