Yellow Perch are one of the most common fish species in Ontario and found in just about every lake from Southern Ontario all the way into the Arctic Watershed. They are found in Murray Lake and most of the surrounding backcountry portage lakes.Some people have luck catching perch but not targeted by most. The population of perch is increasing in our lake but we would classify it as fare to poor.
Perch in our area have been known to get close to a pound and when you consider you are allowed to keep 50 Perch ona sports license, that's 100 nice size fillets to bring home for the big fish fry. Generally the most common size of Perch is around 9 to 11 inches. Guests anchor at the edge of a thick weedbed and fish straight down with small hooks and live bait, sometimes with a bobber.