Phil and Zander Ruth and a double. Zander’s smile says it all.
After many charter trips this season for walleye, it was a nice change of pace when a customer called and wanted to go after some of Lake Erie’s “gold” instead. I absolutely love perch fishing, and I was excited to finally be able to go “perch jerk’n”.
We launched out of Mazurik’s boat access this past Sunday at 8 a.m. and headed to a spot between Kelleys Island and Gull Island Shoal, in about 40-42 foot of water. My electronics were showing good marks on the bottom with what looked to be perch, so we anchored upwith my Terrova trolling motor’s Spot Lock feature, baited up the hooks with some emerald shiners and started catching perch right away.