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Perch Fishing In Lake Of The Woods-Ontario

Author: John Neilio


If you’re looking for fantastic perch fishing action, Lake of The Woods in Ontario, Canada is the place for you.  Yellow perch are delicious to eat, fun to catch and alive and well in Lake of the Woods.  There are 14,582 islands which have rocky outcroppings and underwater shelves, where perch and walleye thrive. Not only is there great fishing but the lake is very relaxing with beautiful scenery and much wildlife.

Lake of the Woods borders Minnesota, Ontario and Manitoba. It has approximately 65,000 shoreline miles. It is 90 miles long and 55 miles wide. A great place to get onto Lake of The Woods in Ontario is at Sioux Narrows. This little town has plenty of lodging in resorts, cabins and campgrounds. You can transport your own boat, rent a boat or go out with any number of guide services available. There is also another unique way to fish the lake, which is by houseboat.

Floating Lodges offers several different size house boats to rent for the week. These house boats are modern and are totally self contained, motorized base camps. All you have to do is load them up with your supplies, tow your boats or rental boats and drive them out to one of the numerous designated landing sites on the many islands of the lake. Because the lake is so vast with so many islands, a GPS unit with a map chip of Lake of the Woods is an absolute necessity to find your way out, fishing, and find your way back.

A great way to find concentrations of perch is bottom bouncing with a crawler harness.  Use a bait casting reel, equipped with a flipping switch, spooled with power pro line and a medium action rod, so you can feel the bottom and the slightest nibble on your line. The bottom is full of rocks and boulders filled with snags, so the better control you have the more rigs you’ll save and the more fish you will catch. Some of my favorite islands to fish are Cliff, Chisholm, Bath, and Gull.

Work the shorelines starting in 10 to 12 feet of water and progressively move out with each pass to 40 feet. This method will produce lots walleye and some yellow perch. You can mark the perch spots with GPS or with a rock or tree on the shore. Go back to these spots and drift or anchor and send down a jig head. Late June into July crawlers or worms work great. You can also jig or use slip bobbers over reefs and structure which protrude up from 60 feet to 20 or 30 feet deep. Search out these areas and drift or anchor over them. This method will also produce a lot of walleye, however if you’re patient you will find perch. By marking the perch, producing spots with GPS or on your maps and return to them each day you can catch perch in good numbers.  If there is too much wind you can find protection on the leeward sides of thousands of islands. For more information visit http://profishingblog.com/index.php

Good Luck and good fishing

John Neilio is an advid fisherman with 35 years experience fishing on the Great Lakes, throughout the U.S. and Canada. Great fishing information can be found on his website www.profishingblog.com

How To Be Successful Ice Fishing For Perch

When it comes to successful ice fishing for perch, there are some tried and true tips and techniques that are usually spot on in getting the fish to biting! Whenever you plan to ice fish for perch, you want to consider going to a smaller line whenever you can. The smaller lines are not as easy for the perch to see, and are generally more effective as a result. Another advantage to using lighter line is that they really seem to get the bait to the true depth you want to fish, they allow whatever jig you are using to behave in a more natural fashion and just seem to work better as a result.

The type of rod you use to ice fish for perch is important as well. You do have some options, though. If you buy a somewhat stiff ice rod, you can easily put a spring type bobber on the tip, or you can choose an ultra light rod from 18 inches to 36 inches in length. Just try to find a good rod that has a light tip and a little rigidity about halfway down the rod. This will allow you to set your hook well, while still letting he fish bite with little tension. If you plan to fish outside instead of in an ice house with heat, you should consider using a rod with large guides. Some of the smaller ones tend to freeze up easily.

Now, on to choosing a jig for catching perch through the ice. Most ice anglers rely heavily on anywhere from 1/8 ounce to 1/32 ounce jigs to catch perch. These jigs are normally tipped bait and use a slip bobber. Many ice fishermen will also use a spoon or other ice jig. Good choices are Rattle Snakies, Kastmasters, Ripple tails, Casadas, or Ivan Slammers. Now, whenever you are fishing for perch, there are some modifications most ice anglers like to make.

Consider removing the treble hook and tying on about a 4 or 5 inch length of line and attaching a small treble hook and see if it works for you.When it comes to ice fishing, electronics becomes even more important than it is in any other type of fishing. A really good unit is a Vexilar unit. It has a tri color system and is really excellent for bottom and hook separation. A depth finder tells the angler where the fish are and how heavily concentrated the fish are in any given area. This can be invaluable when ice prevents you from relying on other cues. You can set the sensitivity of this unit so that you can easily differentiate between fish, forage, and your hook.

A good GPS system is also a great tool when you are ice fishing for perch. When you are out on the middle of a barren slab of ice, everything tends to look the same. A GPS system will allow the angler to find hot spots and structure that looks inviting before they drill. Most brands of GPS are basically the same with one notable exception–try to choose a brand that allows you to upload maps using a CD and computer. These maps really can enhance your ice fishing experience and a good GPS will allow you to capitalize on that.

Dan Eggertsen is a fishing researcher and enthusiast who is committed to providing the best crappie fishing information possible. Get more information on ice fishing for perch here: http://www.askcrappiefishing.com/

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Fishin-Opoly Fishing Trip Fly Fish Fisherman Monopoly Board Game Educational Toy Featuring: Bass, Worms, Bobbers, Salmon, Trout, Musky, Pike, Walleye, Catfish, Perch, Carp, Crappie, Blue Gill and more