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Great Lakes Jumbo Perch

Lake Michigan has a heavy population of ever popular yellow jumbo perch. I fished off the Montrose harbor break wall when I was 16 years old, with trot lines. A fishing pal and I never failed to fill our buckets. One time when trolling for salmon off the 95th street boat launch in Chicago, I noticed a one hundred foot cloud (school) of perch on my locator. Curious, I dropped a line with a bare hook just to see what would happen. Bingo! The three of us […]

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