Best Times to Perch
Most people feel that perch fishing in the fall is the only time, and they couldn't be ...MORE... wrong! Perch WILL bite, and CAN be caught, all year long! The bigger fish are caught in the spring and later into the fall months.
A very overlooked perch time is in April thru early May. Perch are close to structure, such as shoreline, reefs, islands getting ready to spawn. The size will rivel fall fish.
After the spring spawning period, the average size does drop, but can still average a respectable 8-10 inches during the warmer, summer months, limits are still pretty easy to fill.
Perch fishing is good all year long! Most day limits were taken in 5 to 6 hrs. Average fish are very common, with most spring and late summer-fall thru fall catches, some fish showing up to 12-14 inches.