Perch are the most common species of fish in Ontario and there are
hoards of them in Wabigoon Lake and Dinorwic Lake. Even though Perch are not considered a game fish they are highly prized by our guests because not only do they taste fantastic, you can bring 50 home with you with a sport license for the big fish fry.
Perch are everywhere and can reach the size of what people refer to
as Jumbo Perch. You just need to anchor off a weed bed and drop your
line straight down with a small hook and a tiny piece of worm and you
can fill a bucket with them in an afternoon. While Perch fishing; you
will also catch Walleye, Crappie and Smallmouth Bass.
Most of the Perch you will catch will be 9 to 11 inches. Usually
when a Perch reach 12 inches it the fish gets thicker rather than
longer. Some of the Perch caught in our lakes have been over 11/2
pounds. Terry has caught, photographed and released an 18.5" perch!
They do get to be a surprising size.
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