Waukegan Illinois, Spring Perch Fishing Guide

Starting in late March the perch bite out of Waukegan Illinois starts to get good. I will generally target these fish in 30-60 feet of water with minnows and crab tails. The fish we catch at this time average between 10 and 14 inches and are some of the best tasting perch you have ever tasted. The nice thing about fishing for perch in Illinois is that you are able to keep 15 perch rather than 5 in Wisconsin. We get limits of perch on a regular basis and unlike some charters that end your trip when you have reached your limit, when we are limited out on perch I switch to coho salmon fishing till your time is up.

Monster Waukegan Perch, Limits of Waukegan Illinois Perch

If you want jumbo perch this is the place.  A few miles off the shore of Waukegan, Illinois has one of the biggest concentrations of perch in Lake Michigan.  This a huge spawning area and the fish will be in this area from March - May with spawning occurring in late May.  The Jumbo's then start to move out of the Waukegan area and will disperse to areas from Milwaukee to Chicago.

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