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Lake Simcoe & Lake Couchiching Perch Update

Posted on April 24th, 2009

The Orillia Perch Festival is an excellent excuse to get the whole family out fishing.
The Orillia Perch Festival is an excellent excuse to get the whole family out fishing.

Lake Simcoe & Lake Couchiching Perch Update

 

The 28thAnnual Orillia Perch Festival started last weekend and fishing & catching is well underway and hundreds of people are expected to fish this weekend while enjoying above-seasonal temperatures.   Over 60-perch were tagged, and if caught and returned to the headquarters, each fish is worth $500.   If you would like to get more information, or you would like to participate, you can contact www.orillia.com/perchfestival/ .

 

Lake Simcoe & Lake Couchiching waters have been clear and cold making for challenging fishing.  While many anglers are reporting fair catches of 8-9” jumbo perch on both live minnows and small 2-3” plastic grubs, the larger fish are still scattered.  Warmer temperatures this weekend will definitely help to warm the shallower water, which in-turn should result in better jumbo perch fishing.

 

Jackson’s Point & and the waters off the mouth of the Black River, Lake Simcoe is starting to produce good numbers of jumbo perch.  As shoreline water temperatures warm-up, make sure to check various depths for bigger fish.

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