Winter Perch from Shore?

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Winter Perch from Shore?

Postby Mrhighlife » Dec Thu 07, 2017 12:23 am

I see they are killing perch from shore in Chicago right now. Navy Pier and all the slips are loaded.

Questions is there anywhere on the indiana side that gets perch like this this time of year? Whiting or Hammond or EC?
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Re: Winter Perch from Shore?

Postby MC_angler » Dec Thu 07, 2017 10:33 am

Not as stacked as they get in the Chicago slips and harbors

But you can catch them from shore in most Indiana harbors. It's much more hit or miss though, compared to Illinois
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Re: Winter Perch from Shore?

Postby Mrhighlife » Dec Thu 07, 2017 10:55 am

Mother Nature is so odd! It's literally only a few miles away. the videos people are putting up Showing the number of fish at Navy Pier right now are astounding.

Thanks for the Info MC!
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Re: Winter Perch from Shore?

Postby zseiler13 » Dec Fri 15, 2017 10:32 pm

How long do they last in Chicago in the winter. Would it be worth the trip from mc.

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Re: Winter Perch from Shore?

Postby Mrhighlife » Dec Sat 16, 2017 10:44 am

zseiler13 wrote:How long do they last in Chicago in the winter. Would it be worth the trip from mc.

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Till February or March is what I read. There is a decent Facebook group called Illinois Lake Michigan Shore Fishing that I joined. It's been really useful for info although I haven't gone up yet. Trying justify an Illinois license, gas, bait, and time for Perch. The limit in Illinois is only 15 too. I'll go up someday for sure. Crappie rig with minnows seems to be the preferred setup. Navy Pier and 87th street seem to be the most talked about spots.
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Re: Winter Perch from Shore?

Postby zseiler13 » Dec Sat 16, 2017 12:16 pm

Cool. I'll check it out

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Re: Winter Perch from Shore?

Postby zseiler13 » Dec Sat 16, 2017 11:36 pm

I heard you can get lake trout in the Chicago harbor all winter too. I know they were in mc a little while ago. Do they stay around the mc harbor too or no?

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