Jolly Roger Seafood House – A classic fish and chips restaurant on the shores of Lake Erie which specializes in perch and walleye, both of which are fresh caught and breaded/fried to order.
To be clear, walleyes and yellow perch from Lake Erie may be consumed safely at the rate of one meal per week, according to Ludsin. This restriction is due to the deposition of mercury from the atmosphere, primarily through the burning of coal.
(April 14) – The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) today announced that the 2020 creel limit for Lake Erie yellow perch will remain at 30 per day and the creel limit for walleye will stay at six per day.
The hot areas for catching perch , including many 30- fish limits of 8- to 10-inchers, have been the Lake Erie Firing Zone off Port Clinton and Camp Perry, and the waters north of Kelleys Island.
The truth is that all of the fish in Lake Erie are safe to eat . But, some of them should only be eaten about once a month, and a few should be eaten less frequently than that. Years ago, Lake Erie was extremely polluted, so badly that some of the rivers that fed it actually caught fire from all the chemical wastes.
Re: What size perch you keep Depends, but usually 8-10 inch are keepers.
CLEVELAND, Ohio — The yellow perch fishing has finally perked up around the Western Basin of Lake Erie , and while limits of 30 of the pan-sized perch are still hard to catch, the cooler water seems to have the perch biting in relatively shallow waters.
1) Yellow perch . Deep fried, pan fried or even sauteed in butter, take a bite and you’ll want another and another. Perch are a miniature cousin to a walleye but their flavor is ever so much better , richer and satisfying, proving once and for all good things can come in small packages.
Perch is GREAT to eat. Hands down, my favourite fish meat is the white, flaky variety and Perch falls into that variety. This category also includes Walleye, Pike, Crappie, Sunfish, and even Rock Bass in the freshwater world.
Even in open water, perch will congregate around submerged objects, so the trick is finding those areas. Try this: Head into deep water, turn the boat off, and drift with the wind. Drop your line in the water to just above bottom (let the hook hit bottom and then reel it up a bit) and let it dangle as the boat drifts.
If you like to use live bait to attract fish, your choices are many: small minnows, insect larvae (think maggots), night crawlers, wax worms and grubs. Perch also go for cut bait like crayfish meat and perch eyes.