With this colder weather moving in and water temperatures falling if you are hardy enough and the weather is not too windy, you can really capitalize on catching decent perch in good numbers. Whether you fish Lake Simoce, the rest of the Kawartha Lakes, or even the Niagara River. As water temps get cold, baitfish schools move shallow throughout Nov., making for a “perch-buffet”.
If you don’t like working by casting & retrieving, just fish a “pickerel-rig” (bell sinker on the bottom, two snelled hooks up top), rigged with small live minnows near the bottom. If you like to be an “active” angler, cast and jig along the bottom a 1/8 oz. jighead rigged with a Lunker City Fin-S Fish in the 2 1/2″ length. The shad (pearl/black back color) is one of the best to use in cold water conditions!