The Macman Confirms Perch Bite Is On In East Bay
By Matt Schauer

Posted: April 13, 2012


The news that many of you have been waiting to hear is whether or not the perch have turned on in East Bay. I’m happy to report that “it has” and that I’d rate the fishing from good to fantastic depending on conditions. The water temperature near 50 degrees with slightly murky water seems to be optimum. The fish can be found in depths of 3 ½ to 5 feet.

When the fish are lethargic and the water is clear enough to see the bottom, night crawlers on a snelled hook may be best. If the water is muddy and the fish are in a frenzy a more visible yellow or pink jig or fly baited with perch meat is best.

Morning and afternoons seem to have more fish activity with a mid-day lull often the case.

It’s not unusual to pick up lake trout, bass or large bait fish so be ready for that.

If you are launching an 18 foot or larger boat you might consider the boat ramp at Blue Bay as the Polson ramp is not steep enough and makes floating a boat difficult. Also there is not docking facility there.

For more information give us a call at 406-675-0068 or my personal cell phone is 250-0241. Email us at: For ordering information our website is:

Most local stores have our custom perch rigs.

Good Fishing

The Macman

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