Ontario Perch Fishiing

Perch are very common in Ontario's lakes and rivers. Perch generally travel in schools and congregate in the same areas as Walleye and Pike. You will catch Perch while fishing for other species if you are using smaller lures.

If you want great numbers of perch, you only need to anchor on the edge of a weed-bed and fish straight down from the boat with a small hook, worm or small minnow. After you have anchored for a while, Perch will travel from a distance to come to your boat. Before you know it, you will have a whole school of Perch under the boat.

Perch are a small species of fish and rarely get over 1/3 of a pound. Perch taste fantastic. They are easy to catch and clean. There is no limit so it's a great way to bring lots of fish home for the big fish fry.


perch 11Length: 15-30cm (6-12in).

Weight: .2-.3kg (.4-.7lb).

Where: Clear waters with some vegetation.

Spawn: April or May in shallow waters.

Feed: insects, crayfish, snails and fish.

Bait: Perch are best caught using a variety of small spoons and light spinners. J hooks baited with minnows also work well. Perch are often found in schools close to shore.


“Coming to Brunswick Lake for the first time, we didn’t quite know what to expect. All I can say is “wow!” It was the fishing adventure of our lifetime and aside from the magnificent fishing in the nearby estuaries and rivers, the fantastic meals we were served will remain a delightful memory for a long time.."