Perch Fishing Made EZ

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Yellow Perch - You know, those small but delicious fresh water fish anglers seek.

Yellow and Black, swim in schools, only catchable on or near the dead bottom.

I've been chasing those rascals for over 50 years ... have talked to many (way too many) old fisherman who fish for sport and claim to know how to catch perch. I've fished in so many fisheries in the world I'd hate to count them all; tried everything from little gold hooks to corn meal chum, minnows, red worms, night crawlers, maggots, jigs and everything in between. One old fella I met came up with the secret. I've adapted it, refined it, tuned it and used it ... and packaged it up and called it my Perch Kit. Guess what? It works every time! 

Ever since then, I can take my family and friends out in our boat on Lake Erie or any fresh water body of water and angle in the middle of a huge pack of boats "Perching". When things are going well, everybody slams the Perch and finishes up our 30 limit in a couple of hours. So do we. When things are tough though, they'll pick one or two an hour.  I'll limit out in a couple of hours. Doesn't matter. My Perch Kit System Works! Here's some pics of the old Perch Expert and family. Our few hours on the water produced these including 2 Fish Ohio (13 inch +) and dozens of 10 + inchers in 2006 and even larger in 2015. Take note of the beer bottle and beer can in pics to give a perspective on size. Catches like these keep our freezers stocked with perch over the long Northern Winters.




Picture of one day's haul of yellow perch using my revolutionary perch fishing secret
  The Ole Perch Fisherman and son Mark. Same guys 9 years later. Daughter Laura joined in this time. Same Kit. Same Results. Can you find the 2.5 pounder in the pic? Its there. If not, just chalk it up to lots of jumbos. Perch on Right was 9 incher. On left is 14.5 incher 2.5 lbs. Would have been Ohio State record if it had been turned in. Caught by Laura Sept 2015 in Ashtabula, Ohio with "Perch Kit"


We recently added some video of a fishing trip in late 2013. 3 of us went to a spot we had never fished before. There were no other boats around to "lead us" to potential hot spots. We just threw down the Perch Kit and 3 hours later we started home with our limit of 90 - all in the 8 to 13 inch size. There are two videos to watch: Start of Trip and End of Trip. Enjoy.



Free Tips on Perch Fishing

There's not a lot to catching perch if you just want to go out and have a good time once in awhile. But, if you want to be serious about it, there's a lot you can learn and apply. Here's a few of my favorite tips. If you get the kit, there will be even more.

Now, if you really want to get serious about catching perch there are many more nuances you can learn. Plus, there's a sure fire way to dramatically increase your catch. I've shared my secret technique with my friends and they all catch more perch. So, I decided to share this secret technique with as many people as I can ... as long as I can cover the expenses for this web site and the material.  So, I came up with the cost of $12.95 and for that I'll send you the Perch Kit. Here's what you'll get:

Plans on the construction of some equipment that's required to extend your Perch Catch

A "How to Use" Manual that details exactly how to make it work for you

Instructions on Bait and Baiting

Optionally, my E-book on Detailed Perch Info and Advanced Techniques is available for another $5. Real hands-on stuff you can use - info accumulated by meeting with some of the best fishermen in the world on how to catch more fish and Perch in specific.

GUARANTEE: I promise you'll catch more Perch, bigger Perch, in almost any conditions. If they're around, you'll catch them.  If you don't catch more Perch than before with my secret techniques, let me know and I'll send you your money back, no questions asked. It just aint worth it to me to have grumpy fisherman out there in my lake. By the Way, To Date, as of May 2009 when this site was last updated, only One customer has ever asked for their money back! And, that's because they fish in a body of water 5 feet deep with a 10 knot current and wanted to know how to improve their catch! We had a banner years in 2007-2009 with Perch Kits flying off the shelves. Thanks to all of you who ordered and thanks for Visiting. As my father used to say, "Tight Lines, Everybody!".

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To order the Perch Kit, order via mail or on-line. If ordering via mail, include a self addressed, stamped envelope with your check and I'll send you back the Perch Kit in the mail. Also let me know if you are ordering the E-book. Make sure you complete and send the order form below so we can start preparing your kit for mailing in advance. 

Send your order to J-Link, Inc. 508 Mariner Village, Huron, OH 44839 

We also got into the 21st Century and now accept payments electronically thru Pay Pal as well. Pay Pal is the largest, most respected form of electronic money available today. You have two choices with Pay Pal:

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One Last Thing: If you decided to purchase the Perch Kit, you're a serious fisherman and after you've placed your order investigate this site that delivers real, timely information on where the fish are on the Lake and if they're biting:

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Additional Facts on Perch

Yellow Perch Official Name: Perca flavescens

         Length:6 to 10 inches typical; up to 16 inches

         Weight:6 to 16 ounces typical; up to 3 pounds

         Coloring: bright green to olive to golden brown on back; yellow-green, yellow on sides; grey to milk-white below

         Common Names: perch, lake perch, American perch

         Found in Lakes: Michigan, Huron, Ontario, Erie and Superior

Though capable of adapting to a variety of habitats and water temperatures, yellow perch school near shore, usually at depths less than 30 feet. They feed in the morning and evening, rest on the bottom at night and continue feeding year-round -- to the gratification of ice fishermen. 

The food of juvenile yellow perch consists of zooplankton, other aquatic invertibrates or insects, and even an occasional zebra mussel. As adults, yellow perch consume less zooplankton and more insects and adult fish. Most of the fish consumed by yellow perch are shiners or minnow species, but smelt, trout-perch, white perch, round gobies, or even juvenile yellow perch may be eaten.

Perch are not scrappy adversaries like trout, but these full-bodied, large-finned panfish are a favorite and relatively easy target for breakwater anglers. Perch are especially esteemed for their "inner qualities" -- a flesh that is white, flakey and delicious.

These native fish have also been a mainstay of the lower Great Lakes commercial fishery, particularly on Lake Erie, where 11.3 million pounds of perch were landed in Ohio waters alone in 1981 and practically every year thereafter. But they have never figured highly in Lake Superior's commercial catch. In Lake Michigan, the perch catch averaged a respectable 2.4 million pounds a year from the time the first records were kept in 1889 through 1970.

But yellow perch numbers appear to have decreased drastically in some lakes since 1990. The states surrounding the lakes have put new regulations on yellow perch fishing. Wisconsin banned commercial fishing for yellow perch in Lake Michigan and cut the daily bag limit to five, beginning Jan. 1, 1997. Lake Erie, shared by Ohio, Michigan and Canada has seen larger quantities and larger size perch caught in the 2000's than in the previous several years. The bag limit in Ohio fluctuates by season but is normally 30 in summer.


That's it! If you have any questions, email me at:

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