Just visiting here but watched a guy catching yellow perch off the marina pier yesterday, October 30. Using small minnows right off the bottom, no bobber. Keepers were not plentiful from what I saw. Huge schools of shiners around the piers and from what I was told, the perch were following the minnows in. Big surprise as I'd always thought the perch moved out into deeper water by the end of October if not way before. Have to bring a rod next time and maybe some waxies and spikes under a slip bobber. Looks like some culling but one fresh perch fry back at the Inn would be great. Good to see perch again, they're hard to come by in lake Michigan. Tight lines.
perch at fish creek, Door County
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Heading up to Door County near Whitefish Dunes this coming weekend, and would love to hook into some perch from shore. I see the reports for Egg Harbor and Sturgeon Bay, but they're a year old at least. Can anyone please offer me any advice on where/when/what? Will have a youngun along that would love to see some plunging bobbers!
Thanks in advance!