Lake Erie Yellow Perch Kayak Fishing

Weather was just too perfect not to get out. It was cold in the morning but it warmed up a bit in the afternoon. First time jerkin perch outta the yak and it was a fine day. Only 4 short of a limit. Bathroom emergency stopped the limit from happening.

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Weather was just too perfect not to get out. It was cold in the morning but it warmed up a bit in the afternoon. First time jerkin perch outta the yak and it was a fine day. Only 4 short of a limit. Bathroom emergency stopped the limit from happening.

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Casey Watkins
Casey Watkins - 3 years ago
I love perch fishing in lake erie but never get too go.
USA Fishin
USA Fishin - 3 years ago
What kind of kayak
gouberts outdoors
gouberts outdoors - 4 years ago
hey come cheak out my YouTube chanle like an subscribe an ill return the favor its called. Gouberts outdoors
ke kei
ke kei - 4 years ago
This is there?nice
Maurice Riley
Maurice Riley - 4 years ago
Launched out of Edgewater. Good spot. But you also had attracted a crowd lol.
Brady Knight
Brady Knight - 4 years ago
Great vid. Looked like some great perch ..Your in need of a panfish basket much easier to store fish in then the stringer ..i use one out in my yak and float tube ..
legendaryyaj
legendaryyaj - 4 years ago
Brady Knight Thanks! I didn’t used a fish basket because it’s just more things to cart and a stringer is easier. On top of that, the only fish basket that I can get is the Eagle Claw one and those are crap. Do you use a better one or know of a better one? The lid fails on the Eagle Claw one.
Megadeth Maniac
Megadeth Maniac - 4 years ago
hey where did you get your stringer that looks awesome ive used rope ones in canada for walleye and there a pain.
Megadeth Maniac
Megadeth Maniac - 4 years ago
legendaryyaj thanks so much man! good luck and tight lines maybe see you on the water.
legendaryyaj
legendaryyaj - 4 years ago
Megadeth Maniac I got it from Gander Mountain but you can order it online since Gander went out of business. It's made by Lindy and called the Heart of Steel fish stringer. It is a big game changer for stringer. It's the only thing I use unless you want to use one of this big salt water fish loops.
mkdzr72
mkdzr72 - 4 years ago
How does the kayak do when boats wakes start going towards you? Ever have any issues? I'm thinking of getting a kayak as well. I live about 20 min from lake Erie. Exit right off Interstate 77. What brand Kayak is that? Looks nice and seat looks comfy.
legendaryyaj
legendaryyaj - 4 years ago
mkdzr72 My kayak was fairly stable but I was still mindful of boaters. When wakes come, I stopped what I was doing and turned my nose into the wake to reduce any chance of flipping. You have to always be aware because boaters and jetskiers don't really care. They'll run up on you just to see what you're doing or to check you out. A lot of boaters are just plain stupid. The proof is at the boat ramp where so many don't have any sense.
luis francisco
luis francisco - 4 years ago
Exelent work. Where is locate it that drop off? Thanks.

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Troy Buckley
Troy Buckley - 4 years ago
If you don't mind telling how far out did you go?
legendaryyaj
legendaryyaj - 4 years ago
Just right outside of Edgewater Park
WOOFGANG
WOOFGANG - 4 years ago
hes stocking them for bait. you think this man spent thousands of dollars on quipment just to come out and catch shit like that? Get over it and move on.
YAKMAN ONT
YAKMAN ONT - 4 years ago
Nailing them Perch EH
Geoff Mayo
Geoff Mayo - 4 years ago
need to wash your mouth out with soap
legendaryyaj
legendaryyaj - 4 years ago
Geoff Mayo Thanks for watching SJW
orrugger68
orrugger68 - 4 years ago
I saw you launched out of edgewater. have you fished out towards Lake County (Fairport/Mentor area) If so how did you do. Just moved home and was thinking about taking my rig out
legendaryyaj
legendaryyaj - 4 years ago
I have not ventured out that way. This was my first time out and I've only gone perching twice on Erie.
soverjas
soverjas - 4 years ago
where about in lake erie was this.
legendaryyaj
legendaryyaj - 4 years ago
Edgewater Park Cleveland Ohio
Wayne Houston
Wayne Houston - 4 years ago
I live down here in Indiana I found a good perch lake here Just wondering what kind of minnow are you using?
legendaryyaj
legendaryyaj - 4 years ago
I was using emerald shiners caught from the lake. Perch will eat anything from minnows to worms but hte Lake Erie perch eat emerald shiners so that's what works best up there. Try out different baits to see what works best. I've caught them on minnows, worms, and plastic baits. Good luck!
Hare Brahs
Hare Brahs - 4 years ago
wigger tard
kakakakyo lele
kakakakyo lele - 4 years ago
Nice Video, I know a few good fish dish but I dont want to buy frozen fish. This is a great way to make the best tasting dishes out of live and fresh fish
Marco Crocket
Marco Crocket - 4 years ago
verry ugly video.... :v

20. comment for Lake Erie Yellow Perch Kayak Fishing

Sam Estrada
Sam Estrada - 4 years ago
Legend I'm buying a cuda HD this month I hope I have as much fun as you. Also, I was laughing when I saw all the dead fish floating that you caught. How stable is the cuda???
legendaryyaj
legendaryyaj - 4 years ago
Thanks! I wish you only knew all the headaches I have had with it too that isn't uploaded onto youtube! lol! The fish were actually all still alive. When you pull perch from deep water, their air bladder expands and causes them to float like that. You'd have to burst it to make them sink but I was keeping them so I didn't bother.

Stable is relative. When I read all over online that it was stable and first got on mine, I didn't feel it was stable at all. If you naturally have poor balance, you will feel this yak is unstable. Even though it is wobbly, I find it pretty stable as it hasn't rolled over on me and I've been caught in some bad instances where I feel I would've rolled in a cheaper kayak. I hope you enjoy your Cuda!
j brown
j brown - 4 years ago
Where did you launch from? I am just down the road in st.catharines. Lol
legendaryyaj
legendaryyaj - 4 years ago
Launched at Edgewater Park boat ramp
Noah VanderWall
Noah VanderWall - 4 years ago
Nice job!!! That looks like so much fun
legendaryyaj
legendaryyaj - 4 years ago
Thanks!
D.Nasty Fishing
D.Nasty Fishing - 4 years ago
great video .. I subbed. swing thru and shoot me a holler bro.. support the sport .. D.Nasty Fishing
Chris Hudson
Chris Hudson - 4 years ago
hats off. too bad all the commercial fishing ruined perch fishing off the ashtabula shore this year. worst perch yr of my life . got skunked at least 4 times
Just Cause
Just Cause - 4 years ago
Going kayak fishing up in lake erie for the first time this year since I am near by now. Where the fish still fresh on a stringer or should I get a basket to throw them in? Also have been looking in kayak catch bags what are your thought on them? Any recommendation or advice from you would be appreciated. By the way Nice yak, setting up mine in the next couple of weeks with a fish finder and other upgrades. Looking to go up near Lorain and launch out that way. Again thanks in advance.
legendaryyaj
legendaryyaj - 4 years ago
Rodney Anthony Thanks and tight lines brotha!
Just Cause
Just Cause - 4 years ago
Thanks for the advice, appreciate it. Yea Lake Erie can get evil very fast. The kayak I have is pretty stable, the Kaku Wahoo so she should be able to handle it. I always wear my PFD. One thing I will probably get going out on Lake Erie is a 360 light pole and flag. Watching all your videos, keep them coming. Tight lines.
legendaryyaj
legendaryyaj - 4 years ago
Rodney Anthony i think whatever you choose will work. I used a stringer because it's what I had without having to spend anymore money. The perch were still lively when I got back to the ramp. I just added ice to them on the way home in a cooler I brought. Bringing the perch up from deep water usually forces their air bladder out causing them to float so unless you pop it, they'll most likely be on top of the water as mine were. Thanks for the compliment and be safe out there. I don't paddle Erie much but when I do, I try to always be cautious of my surroundings.
GoneCommando
GoneCommando - 4 years ago
Awesome vid thanks for sharing!
Kut-Rite Lawns
Kut-Rite Lawns - 4 years ago
I love your setup. That fishfinder is friggin awesome. I don't doubt that you need it for a lake like that.
legendaryyaj
legendaryyaj - 4 years ago
Thank you!
Miguel Marrone
Miguel Marrone - 4 years ago
Man that's a lot of perch! Very nice!
legendaryyaj
legendaryyaj - 4 years ago
Thanks!
Camy B
Camy B - 4 years ago
Nice edits!
legendaryyaj
legendaryyaj - 4 years ago
Thanks!

30. comment for Lake Erie Yellow Perch Kayak Fishing

PureMichigan Outdoors
PureMichigan Outdoors - 4 years ago
Awesome video, what kind of transducer mount is that? You've got a sick setup!
legendaryyaj
legendaryyaj - 4 years ago
Thanks! I made it using a Gopro suction cup mount and ram parts. I go over it in my kayak walk through video.
eric w
eric w - 4 years ago
Where do you get those Kayak Boats at? Looks like it would be fun to try.
legendaryyaj
legendaryyaj - 4 years ago
I bought mine from kayak shed.
Bruce B
Bruce B - 4 years ago
Is Lake Erie polluted. If so, I wouldn't eat that fish
Bruce B
Bruce B - 4 years ago
True, then there is crab meat in our grocery from Viet Nam!
legendaryyaj
legendaryyaj - 4 years ago
Honestly, what lake isn't polluted? Even farmed fish aren't good to eat.
Leo Audette
Leo Audette - 4 years ago
wow nice setup what Kayak do you have? I'm looking to get one in the spring .. not sure what to get was thinking one of the Jackson models ... I want to make sure my gear stays drive if I'm doing photography vs fishing .. Thoughts?
legendaryyaj
legendaryyaj - 4 years ago
The Kilroy sits higher so it catches more wind. That will cause you to spin and get blown around more. If you are going to be in a kayak, I would suggest your gear be in water proof cases until you need to use them. Even though the Kilroy is a sit in, in the event of you flipping, your gear will still get ruined.
Leo Audette
Leo Audette - 4 years ago
hey what do you think of the Jackson Kilroy ... ? am leaning towards this one so I can photograph and keep my gear dry
Leo Audette
Leo Audette - 4 years ago
nice again cant wait to get out in the smaller rivers we have around me ... thanks for the info!
legendaryyaj
legendaryyaj - 4 years ago
I'm actually stateside and I ordered my yak through Kayak Shed.
Leo Audette
Leo Audette - 4 years ago
thanks ... it looks like your out around Toronto or Scarb? ... where did you get your kayak?
legendaryyaj
legendaryyaj - 4 years ago
Thanks! It's a Jackson Cuda 12. There isn't much you can do about your gear being water safe unless it's the action cameras that are waterproof in their case. If you pick a stable kayak you should be fine if you don't fish rough waters.
LastCallOutdoors
LastCallOutdoors - 5 years ago
Nice setup in the yak! Subbed
Logan Hissong
Logan Hissong - 5 years ago
what rod and reel is that
legendaryyaj
legendaryyaj - 5 years ago
Daiwa Sol 2000 and Dawia Tatula 7'1" ML
Spawning Seeds
Spawning Seeds - 5 years ago
Make more videos of this boss that's good shit
legendaryyaj
legendaryyaj - 5 years ago
Thanks man!
omegapointil
omegapointil - 5 years ago
Never saw a curved paddle.  Where'd you buy it?  thanks
legendaryyaj
legendaryyaj - 5 years ago
It's a Bending Branches Angler Ace. I got it from Austin Kayak and Canoe.
Spawning Seeds
Spawning Seeds - 5 years ago
Where did u put your kayak in at?
legendaryyaj
legendaryyaj - 5 years ago
Edgewater Park Launch
HOOKEM IN THE MOUTH KAYAK FISHING
HOOKEM IN THE MOUTH KAYAK FISHING - 5 years ago
COOL VID THANKS FOR SHARING
legendaryyaj
legendaryyaj - 5 years ago
Thanks!
jumbalyiajefferson
jumbalyiajefferson - 5 years ago
dude... why the hell would you go out that late without a buddy? if you fall in do you think you'd ever paddle back ? lol that's why you usually only see guys with boats that late in the season. at least go with someone, lil perch aren't worth it
Mach1320
Mach1320 - 4 years ago
jumbalyiajefferson lil perch are the tastiest fish we have in the Great Lakes. Worth it it for perch or walleye
Emperor9992001
Emperor9992001 - 5 years ago
I see you have a side scan unit. Can you see individual fish on it? what unit is it? Would you recommend it?
legendaryyaj
legendaryyaj - 5 years ago
You can if the fish is big enough. I couldn't make out individual perch because they were grouped together but I think if they are separated you could. I can see bluegill nests with each fish on it during the spawn. The unit is the Humminbird 998HD SI. It's their older unit now but I recommend any unit with side imaging no matter what make. Youtube "How side imaging works" and it will teach you how to read what you see. I will NEVER own another unit that doesn't have side imaging.
suzy mcalister
suzy mcalister - 5 years ago
Great day of perchin. Why horse em in like you do though?
legendaryyaj
legendaryyaj - 5 years ago
Thanks! I've honestly only perched 3 times and when I have, everyone does it the same as I'm doing or even worse because they have shorter rods. I really have no reason but I guess so that they don't get off if they are keeper size. Plus they sooner I get them up and off the hook, the faster I can get another shiner down to get another!
joeys fishing and cooking McLaughlin
joeys fishing and cooking McLaughlin - 5 years ago
the perch limit is 50 not 30
Dawson Yager
Dawson Yager - 5 years ago
Ken McLaughlin it depend what area of Erie you are in there is west east and north parts of Erie with different limits
freedomuniversity
freedomuniversity - 5 years ago
What do you tend to use more - side vision, down vision or regular 2D sonar?
freedomuniversity
freedomuniversity - 5 years ago
Cool, thanks.
legendaryyaj
legendaryyaj - 5 years ago
Majority of the time, side imaging. I use that to find stuff and then switch between the other two to see what it is. It all works together but I wouldn't get a unit without the side imaging.
Blake Scamp
Blake Scamp - 5 years ago
where did you put in?
Glory Mokua
Glory Mokua - 5 years ago
I am doing a project on that
Nite Owl Sully
Nite Owl Sully - 5 years ago
21' searay with 175hp inboard. takes me about 45 to drive to the ramp and roughly 20 min out depending on where we fish. usually s/sw to s/se of the island because the north side has a hell of a current between the islands and it's depth drops down to around 45' so i stay mostly east of them or south and out towards to Camp Perry markers i think it's the C can but i'm not sure which one for sure just stay away from Camp Perry i hear the CG will get ya if your to close. i expect to be back in the Searay next spring
Nite Owl Sully
Nite Owl Sully - 5 years ago
just curious as to where your putting in at? i fish the PIB island area also near the cans and rarely near the shipping channel and intake. not often is the water glassy like your vid and can be hairy i'm sure you know that though. are you in Port Clinton? i don't recognize the club.
legendaryyaj
legendaryyaj - 5 years ago
Nite Owl Sully You got it pretty good then! Do you mean the ferry is a 20min ride out? I've never fished the islands and have always wanted to but I hear you have to spend the weekend if you go there with a car. I only keep perch, walleye, crappie, and white bass. I'm a bass fisherman so they all get released. I head over to NY during the spring to get my smallies fix.
Nite Owl Sully
Nite Owl Sully - 5 years ago
i fish mostly out of Lakeside, it's a short 20min ride out to island area and usually a lot of company out there so if you breakdown you can get help quick. average depth around 23' and the rods bend fast on good days. bad days we see a lot of sheephead and white bass. i have caught some monstrous smallies out there too. 20' 22' range no scale and bent the hooks straight but through them back we don't eat them but they are fun as hell to catch. fish Ohio fish but i didn't want to kill them.
legendaryyaj
legendaryyaj - 5 years ago
Nite Owl Sully This video is actually the first time I ever perched out of the yak. The second trip was bust and that's all I've done so far. Might try again here this fall if we get a good day. I've never fished out of Toledo but I hear Lorain is pretty good too once fall comes and the fish come shallow with the bait.
Nite Owl Sully
Nite Owl Sully - 5 years ago
i'm over in the shallows of Toledo and it's not often we are able to kayak out to far for perch but i am interested in going after them. boat is down so yak is my only option right now
legendaryyaj
legendaryyaj - 5 years ago
Nite Owl Sully I launched out of Edgewater Park in Cleveland. You are right about it hardly ever being this flat. I just watch the wind predictions and head out accordingly. This was in December too so it's ultra rare to have a day like this. I went out the following week and it was a totally different story. What was a 15-20min paddle became an hour that day.
Thomas Gaylord
Thomas Gaylord - 5 years ago
what kind of kayak?
legendaryyaj
legendaryyaj - 5 years ago
Jackson Cuda 12. It's for sale!

50. comment for Lake Erie Yellow Perch Kayak Fishing

Soup Cans
Soup Cans - 5 years ago
hope you had a great supper. Cant wait to get out onto the lake on my canoe and catch me some fish.
Brian Urias
Brian Urias - 5 years ago
Whats your rod and reel combo? looks nice
legendaryyaj
legendaryyaj - 5 years ago
Thanks. Setup was 7'1" ML Daiwa Tatula with a Daiwa Sol 2000
Edgunsuk
Edgunsuk - 5 years ago
trible video sound up and down could not watch past 1 ;49
Brett Miller
Brett Miller - 4 years ago
Edgunsuk eat a dick
fishing with northern snipesher
fishing with northern snipesher - 5 years ago
love the videos. I'm a kayak fisherman too
legendaryyaj
legendaryyaj - 5 years ago
Thanks man!
Krunoslav Cicmir
Krunoslav Cicmir - 5 years ago
I really hope you eat all those fish ....
Just Cause
Just Cause - 4 years ago
Yellow Perch is some of the best tasting fish there is. I am sure he is stocking up his freezer.
Megan Eastwood
Megan Eastwood - 5 years ago
Krunoslav Cicmir bate fish
Smokeyyy
Smokeyyy - 5 years ago
your aduio is horrible
Josh Apple
Josh Apple - 5 years ago
Awesome vid.  How far out are you in Erie?
legendaryyaj
legendaryyaj - 5 years ago
Not very far. Behind me was the break wall actually. I was just facing the main lake so it looks like I was out deep. The fish moved in shallow so I didn't have to paddle out that far.
ryel joseph cantos
ryel joseph cantos - 5 years ago
what is the tittle of the song
legendaryyaj
legendaryyaj - 5 years ago
Alex Brandt feat GuitK - Until the End
triton triumphant
triton triumphant - 5 years ago
Pete Larson if the reason you cannot watch watch is because the fish strapped to the rope is to much then your wrong what he is doing is very good if he is going to eat the perch it is gonna be good cus instead of buying from the supermarket he goes to fish and he is on a kayak so it does pollute the earth which in the moment we should really stop doing.by the way great vid just subs
legendaryyaj
legendaryyaj - 5 years ago
Thanks man!
Brad Smith
Brad Smith - 5 years ago
Slaying em' man.
Pete Larson
Pete Larson - 5 years ago
Can't watch this
Brett Miller
Brett Miller - 4 years ago
Pete Larson ya'll are a bunch of fucking idiots who cares if uou don't like the fucking video if you don't like it click next and stop being douchers
EliaahF.
EliaahF. - 5 years ago
I know right lmao its trash/white trash
SH1FKA
SH1FKA - 5 years ago
fuck off then
Normando
Normando - 5 years ago
Cool vid!!
legendaryyaj
legendaryyaj - 5 years ago
Thanks!
Douglas Green
Douglas Green - 5 years ago
May you say it somewhere in the comments but I can't find it - What transducer mounting kit do you have?  Magnetic?  That is sweet!
legendaryyaj
legendaryyaj - 5 years ago
I'm using a GoPro suction cup mount.
USSharpshooter96
USSharpshooter96 - 5 years ago
name of song at the beginning?
legendaryyaj
legendaryyaj - 5 years ago
Alex Brandt feat GuitK - Until the End
ExperienceLnD
ExperienceLnD - 5 years ago
great video man I'm by the Saginaw bay was thinking of getting a kayak for some perch fishing. how far out do you usually take you kayak out and feel alright with the distance to shore?
legendaryyaj
legendaryyaj - 5 years ago
It should work out fine. Only advice is try to see if you can try out any kayak you want to buy and buy the best one you can afford.
ExperienceLnD
ExperienceLnD - 5 years ago
+legendaryyaj yea couple buddies were saying perch would be to far out for me but I'm still thinking rivers for some crappie fishing. I'm looking at a pelican sit in kayak though you see any reason that wouldn't work if I decked it out with a fish finder and rod holders?
legendaryyaj
legendaryyaj - 5 years ago
Thanks! Erie is pretty big and I do not fish it often because it can kick up quickly and there are a lot of boaters and jet skiers who just don't care about kayakers so I pick my days wisely. I'd only feel comfortable going out a couple miles at most. If I had a Hobie to pedal, I would probably go out further. The shore is always in my sight. Perch fishing during the summer usually means you paddle out pretty far. I haven't done it in the summer and probably wont ever because of how far out I would have to paddle out to to find them.
BitchMustard
BitchMustard - 5 years ago
You must have a golden rep with the fishing gods
Alvin Bows
Alvin Bows - 5 years ago
What size kayak?
legendaryyaj
legendaryyaj - 5 years ago
12'
Yaksouthfishing
Yaksouthfishing - 5 years ago
Nice video. What size graph are you running and what battery? I just ordered a Helix 9 and trying to figure out what battery to buy. Thanks
Yaksouthfishing
Yaksouthfishing - 5 years ago
+legendaryyaj awesome thanks. Can't wait to see some more vids. Hopefully I'll do a video of my install.
legendaryyaj
legendaryyaj - 5 years ago
+Yaksouthfishing I haven't ran it straight that long as I've never gone out that long with it but I'm sure it'll last at least 8 hrs. I've used it on multiple days for 5-6hrs without charging it no issues if that helps any.
Yaksouthfishing
Yaksouthfishing - 5 years ago
+legendaryyaj it last a good while? I can tend to stay out on the water for ten-twelve hours.
legendaryyaj
legendaryyaj - 5 years ago
+Yaksouthfishing Thanks! I am running a 998 HD SI with a Werker 18ah AGM battery.
Arduous Ant
Arduous Ant - 5 years ago
This is an awesome video, :D Im definatly subbing, i will try to visit your channel regularly from now on :D if you can do visit my channel! That would be awesome!! :D Until next time and keep up the great videos! Peace
legendaryyaj
legendaryyaj - 5 years ago
+Arduous Ant Thanks man!
Miguel Hernandez
Miguel Hernandez - 5 years ago
What is the knot name that you use to tie a line perpendicular to another for your dropper shot? I use a loop dropper, but I'd really like to know how you set yours up. Thanks, and great video!
Miguel Hernandez
Miguel Hernandez - 5 years ago
+legendaryyaj Thanks for the reply. I guess it was a loop and I couldn't see it. This is the rig I use :)
legendaryyaj
legendaryyaj - 5 years ago
+Miguel Hernandez Thanks! I'm honestly too stupid to know what knot it is I tied but I just followed a video I found here o youtube that was pretty quick and easy. I hope this works, if not, look up Tying The Perch Rig by Bill and Mikes Angling Adventures and it should be the first video to pop up. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wd2xrgAYJHI
Like and Subscribe
Like and Subscribe - 5 years ago
Puurfect
Lokwicked
Lokwicked - 5 years ago
why is it people decide to put crap music on their videos
David Acosta
David Acosta - 5 years ago
You should do a video of how u cook those fish nice video
legendaryyaj
legendaryyaj - 5 years ago
+David Acosta If I ate them I would, but I gave these away. I just fillet the fish I usually do keep and make fish tacos or fish sandwiches!
Rocco Gant
Rocco Gant - 5 years ago
idiots ...
SH1FKA
SH1FKA - 5 years ago
fuck off kid
Jedhaase
Jedhaase - 5 years ago
5:14 Haha! Doesn't that also make fishing fun though? lol
OG Luke
OG Luke - 5 years ago
Haha yeah I did two when i started fishing
legendaryyaj
legendaryyaj - 5 years ago
+Luke Brown I would have to say no because I had to look it up.
yung slug
yung slug - 5 years ago
not hating, but what are yoy doing to those fish after you catch them? and what is that ring of dead fish?
yung slug
yung slug - 5 years ago
+legendaryyaj oh ok
legendaryyaj
legendaryyaj - 5 years ago
+yes man I split this up with my buddy and took some to my parents. My buddy doesn't fish so I usually give him and his family some. The fish aren't dead. If you pull fish from deep water, their air bladder swells up which causes them to float. I'm not sure if you are familiar with what a fishes air bladder does, but you can look that up as I probably would explain it all wrong. There is a process called "fizzing" a fish that lets the fish survive but since I kept most of what I caught, I didn't fizz them.
Barbel Man
Barbel Man - 5 years ago
PS what fish were you using as live bait ... Were they shiners?
legendaryyaj
legendaryyaj - 5 years ago
+Barbel Man Yes, I was using emerald shiners. They seem to out fish everything else on Lake Erie for perch.
Barbel Man
Barbel Man - 5 years ago
We also have a similar perch to yours in the UK.. ours are greener in colour with similar black bars. Apparently ours are also good eating though I haven't tasted them myself yet but I may plan to soon inspired by the comments on your vid !
legendaryyaj
legendaryyaj - 5 years ago
+Barbel Man Yes, I have seen your perch from the many Youtube videos. Yours seem to be bigger as well I think. You also have Zander which looks like our walleye.

Many people love perch but I like eating saltwater fish more.
Leopoldo Contreras
Leopoldo Contreras - 5 years ago
what state are you fishing in Ohio,Michigan Pennsylvania, new York or Canada waters because I know like Erie touches all of them?
legendaryyaj
legendaryyaj - 5 years ago
+Leopoldo Contreras Thanks! Believe it or not, I was only about a mile out.
Leopoldo Contreras
Leopoldo Contreras - 5 years ago
+legendaryyaj  nice im from Ohio. Toledo. this video is legit you killed it.  how many miles out did you go?
legendaryyaj
legendaryyaj - 5 years ago
+Leopoldo Contreras Ohio
EL Gee
EL Gee - 5 years ago
Is there no other way of killing the fish instead of hoking them up alive like that.
EL Gee
EL Gee - 5 years ago
+Peyton Kennedy they are killed for food anyway right ? ......


Sarcasme mode off
Peyton Kennedy
Peyton Kennedy - 5 years ago
Stringer*
Peyton Kennedy
Peyton Kennedy - 5 years ago
You must not know much about fishing, the stronger is just a thread that goes in between the hill and mouth where the giant opening is. It's harmless and keeps them from getting away
cool kayak
cool kayak - 5 years ago
nice
Brian Spock
Brian Spock - 5 years ago
hey legendary what brand of kayak is this?
legendaryyaj
legendaryyaj - 5 years ago
+Brian Spock Its a Jackson Cuda 12
Sivan Mechaly
Sivan Mechaly - 5 years ago
Scott Scott
Scott Scott - 5 years ago
Were you in NY waters?
legendaryyaj
legendaryyaj - 5 years ago
+Scott Scott Ohio waters
Ethan Roach
Ethan Roach - 5 years ago
AQUATIC MONSTERS
AQUATIC MONSTERS - 5 years ago
why kill them yank
J Man
J Man - 5 years ago
+AQUATIC MONSTERS Because there food dumbass
Kakapon Supopon
Kakapon Supopon - 5 years ago
awesome video! Subscribed! I also upload fishing videos. Come visit my channel! Thank you!
Daishaun Smith
Daishaun Smith - 5 years ago
how much us your kayak with everything you need
Daishaun Smith
Daishaun Smith - 5 years ago

yea well Im thinking a bought getting one not sure when but ima have at least 3 grand wit e
legendaryyaj
legendaryyaj - 5 years ago
+Daishaun Smith The kayak alone was $1300. Everything else you need will depend on what quality stuff you like. I have quite a bit invested in this from the kayak to car rack system. It all adds up quick.
Fred
Fred - 5 years ago
fish finder looks like a tv!
Paul Mall
Paul Mall - 5 years ago
Nice day. How is Lake Erie generally these days? Some things I read say the water quality is declining, but it looks like fish are still plentiful.
Gregory Hailey
Gregory Hailey - 5 years ago
whats the brand/model of your kayak?
legendaryyaj
legendaryyaj - 5 years ago
+Gregory Hailey Jackson Cuda 12
Tanner Patteson
Tanner Patteson - 5 years ago
Only thing "bad" about putting te transducer behind you is that what ever its picking up you have already passed it have you recognized that or no
Tanner Patteson
Tanner Patteson - 5 years ago
I may just do that then
legendaryyaj
legendaryyaj - 5 years ago
+Tanner Patteson You can hang it off the side with the swing transducer arm like everyone else does with a cell block.
Tanner Patteson
Tanner Patteson - 5 years ago
+legendaryyaj yes I just got a ascend fs12t and I want to put a depth finder on it and I'm trying to decide where to put the transducer
Tanner Patteson
Tanner Patteson - 5 years ago
+legendaryyaj yes I just got a ascend fs12t and I want to put a depth finder on it and I'm trying to decide where to put the transducer
legendaryyaj
legendaryyaj - 5 years ago
+Tanner Patteson So all the boats that have their transducer in the transom have it all wrong too? Are you familiar with side imaging at all?
Mr. Jimenez
Mr. Jimenez - 5 years ago
that's a very expensive fish finder to ruin if you flip over
legendaryyaj
legendaryyaj - 5 years ago
+Escriel Jimenez Yes sir! It's supposed to be waterproof and there's a inline fuse from the factory to protect it.
dylank92
dylank92 - 5 years ago
PETA disliked this 40 times. Great video. Lots of good meat
Joe Guerrier
Joe Guerrier - 3 years ago
Hmm, perch on peta bread. Thanks for the suggestion
legendaryyaj
legendaryyaj - 5 years ago
+dylanfishing Thank you sir!
Armon McCord
Armon McCord - 5 years ago
Thanks bro... I live in Cleveland I cant wait to buy my kayak this spring and go on lake eire with it... Do you have plans on putting a stabilizers your kayak?
Armon McCord
Armon McCord - 5 years ago
+legendaryyaj Word! Jet skiers are super assholes.... I was shocked to see you doing so well on yellow perch from what I heard it was a bad year for yellow perch...
legendaryyaj
legendaryyaj - 5 years ago
+Armon McCord Thanks. I plan to make as many vids as I can. The boaters and jet skiers out there are really rude. They'll run right up to you or by you just to see you. I always stop what I'm doing and turn the nose of my yak into their wake so I don't get knocked over. Always be alert and wear your life jacket at all times.
Armon McCord
Armon McCord - 5 years ago
+legendaryyaj Yea I'm a little worried about the waves and boats.... But it nothing like limiting out on perch or hitting a school of white bass... Thank a lot for the advice... Keep posting videos if you can!!!
legendaryyaj
legendaryyaj - 5 years ago
+Armon McCord No problem bro. I got no plans to add stablizers as I don't fish Erie much and my yak is pretty stable as is. If I plan to fish Erie, I just watch the wind forecast. I only go out when it's south winds under 10mph . It'll lay the lake down lake in this video here. Be safe out there.
Armon McCord
Armon McCord - 5 years ago
what type for fish finder is that???
legendaryyaj
legendaryyaj - 5 years ago
+Armon McCord It's a Humminbird 998 HDSI
Bob Hammond
Bob Hammond - 5 years ago
Man, that was a crazy December eh? I ended up catching more steelhead and walleye this year because the cold and snow came so late. Where did you put in at? I normally hit St. Clair Street for the Grand/Erie or if it's a calmer day Fairport Harbor for just Erie.
legendaryyaj
legendaryyaj - 5 years ago
+Bob Hammond It was but I'm not complaining! I wish it was like that every winter here.
Nathanael Brinkman
Nathanael Brinkman - 5 years ago
I caught a 6 foot bull shark in a kayak

100. comment for Lake Erie Yellow Perch Kayak Fishing

canatek
canatek - 5 years ago
Sweet, You got that kayak rigged as a fishing machine. Is that a lowrance you are using?
legendaryyaj
legendaryyaj - 5 years ago
+canatek Awesome! That should be a good unit.
canatek
canatek - 5 years ago
Oh nice. Ill be getting my first side imaging  Helix 5 next week. Cant wait!
legendaryyaj
legendaryyaj - 5 years ago
+canatek Thanks! It's a Humminbird 998 HD SI.
BBBYpsi
BBBYpsi - 5 years ago
Where at on lake Erie was this. Noticed 35 fow which would have to be eastern basin. I live in Michigan & would have to go into Ohio or Canadian waters to get into that depth.
BBBYpsi
BBBYpsi - 5 years ago
Ohio waters then. Is this near cedar point? Or near Cleveland. I like in Michigan nice job on the perch also. Those perch are some super good eating.
legendaryyaj
legendaryyaj - 5 years ago
+BBBYpsi This is actually the central basin. I was fishing at the mouth of a river where a shipping channel is. Right behind me is actually a lighthouse and the breakwall.
Cameron Spraker
Cameron Spraker - 5 years ago
Just wondering what type of paddle were u useing
Cameron Spraker
Cameron Spraker - 5 years ago
+legendaryyaj thanks I was going to get one
legendaryyaj
legendaryyaj - 5 years ago
+Cameron Spraker It's a 240cm Bending Branches Angler Ace
Kingery
Kingery - 5 years ago
Nice video! The perch I've ever caught were sand perch here in Jacksonville. They're trash fish though. you've got yourself another subscriber, check out my channel sometime! My most recent video is a first person catch of a nice red drum.
Ratdog 305
Ratdog 305 - 5 years ago
Fish the west side of Mouse Island. For smallmouth the east side of middle bass or  the wagon wheel.
Mike Paoletta
Mike Paoletta - 5 years ago
Hey man, you in the Cleveland area? My two buddies and I are launching a kayak fishing show called BassYakwards TV and we are hoping to do some Lake Erie perching. Would love to chat with you about places to go. Let me know, thanks
Mike Paoletta
Mike Paoletta - 5 years ago
+legendaryyaj Yeah the drop shot is a rig that is always tied on one of my rods throughout the entire year.
legendaryyaj
legendaryyaj - 5 years ago
+Mike Paoletta No problem man. If you know how to drop shot, you can perch fish. It's not that much of a difference besides having to use live bait. For some reason, the Erie perch don't like live bait to much.
Mike Paoletta
Mike Paoletta - 5 years ago
+legendaryyaj Thanks for the response man. I grew up fishing bass tournaments so perch is a whole different world to me. I know of some areas in Downtown Cleveland that people do well on perch and walleye in the spring but don't necessarily feel like fighting the crowds. Thanks for the advice though, definitely will make sure to keep that in mind.

P.S. Love that Sublime color! Wish I could've found my Big Tuna in that color when I bought it
legendaryyaj
legendaryyaj - 5 years ago
+Mike Paoletta I do not live in the Cleveland area. I probably won't be able to help you put much for the perch because this trip was really just my first time out and it was during the fall when they came in shallow so that's the only reason why I went out. During the summer, they'll be out in deeper water and you'll just have to look for the "perch packs" out in the distance. Too far of paddle for me to ever do so I don't ever do it.
Hunter Flannigan
Hunter Flannigan - 5 years ago
Nice video man, would you kindly tell me what rod you were using? the action looked pretty nice to me!
legendaryyaj
legendaryyaj - 5 years ago
+DelovoRAWR! Thanks! The rod is the 7'1" ML Daiwa Tatula.
James Mullen
James Mullen - 5 years ago
I liked seeing your yak versus a few of boats on the water. It shows you can have fun fishing out of a kayak! Nice rig and great video.
legendaryyaj
legendaryyaj - 5 years ago
+James Mullen Thanks man! I did get a lot of weird looks sitting out there with those guys.
SouthernKayaking
SouthernKayaking - 5 years ago
Is that humminbird an 800 or 900?
SouthernKayaking
SouthernKayaking - 5 years ago
Thanks
legendaryyaj
legendaryyaj - 5 years ago
998
David Rollins
David Rollins - 5 years ago
This vid could have been much better without the camera banging noise and the unnecessary F bombs.
legendaryyaj
legendaryyaj - 5 years ago
Thanks for watching and I appreciate the feedback.
Sebastian Gleixner
Sebastian Gleixner - 5 years ago
hi i am frim germany mi english is not so good i think it's the best Perch fishing viedei
gouberts outdoors
gouberts outdoors - 4 years ago
Sebastian Gleixner hey come cheak out my YouTube chanle like an subscribe an ill return the favor
legendaryyaj
legendaryyaj - 4 years ago
I launched out of Edgewater Park.
Ian Cameron
Ian Cameron - 4 years ago
legendaryyaj. what marina is that
Snuffleupagus KOS
Snuffleupagus KOS - 5 years ago
+Sebastian Gleixner yeah perch are my favourite fish to catch ;)
legendaryyaj
legendaryyaj - 5 years ago
+Sebastian Gleixner Thank you Sebastian. I greatly appreciate the kind words!
YAKMAN ONT
YAKMAN ONT - 5 years ago
SWEET YAK
legendaryyaj
legendaryyaj - 5 years ago
Thanks brotha!
Ratdog 305
Ratdog 305 - 6 years ago
Nice video and some nice perch. Seldom do you see Lake Erie that quiet! Looks like you were fishing off the Lorain Lighthouse.
Mike Paoletta
Mike Paoletta - 5 years ago
+Ratdog 305 Definitely wanna try up there this year. Any idea how the fishing around Put In Bay is?
Ratdog 305
Ratdog 305 - 5 years ago
+Mike Paoletta Yea, fished  there a few times. My favorite place is off of Catawba Park (depending on  the wind)
Mike Paoletta
Mike Paoletta - 5 years ago
You mean the one at the mouth of the Black River? Love that spot!
legendaryyaj
legendaryyaj - 6 years ago
+Ratdog 305 Thanks! This was actually out of Edgewater Park by downtown Cleveland. Fished right at the mouth of the mighty Hoga.
The Dream Catcher
The Dream Catcher - 6 years ago
How can I catch yellow perch in the winter. I have a kayak but no fish finder, is there any specials structure I need to look for or any species baits i should use?
legendaryyaj
legendaryyaj - 6 years ago
+The Dream Catchers No problem! Good luck and thanks!
The Dream Catcher
The Dream Catcher - 6 years ago
Thank you a lot! Have a nice winter!
legendaryyaj
legendaryyaj - 6 years ago
+The Dream Catchers oh in that case, yes, you could probably catch them on a small jig. I catch little ones in my local lakes using minnows or a piece of worm on a hook and split shot. They can be found in grass for the bigger fish. I've caught plenty of little ones along the banks where there are laydowns. Again, I'm no pro at perching but that's how I've caught them in the past. I've never really targeted them in my lakes. They school up so if you catch one in open water, you should be able to get more.
The Dream Catcher
The Dream Catcher - 6 years ago
I will get one eventually but im talking about bodies of water 5 to 30 acres in size. Ponds. I bet they would eat any small jig though if I found them
legendaryyaj
legendaryyaj - 6 years ago
+The Dream Catchers This was my first time perching out of the kayak and and first time doing it this late. I only got out this late because the weather was so nice. I don't know how exactly to locate perch structure wise as I don't fish Erie much but you can always just look for a crowd of boats and head there. Someone will be on them and so everyone will just crowd around. Perch on Erie seem to be very specific and wanting emerald shiners but I have caught some on plastic minnows. Emeralds are just more consistent to getting bit it seems from what I've read. Cooler water temps brings all the fish in close so just move around til you find them. I'd highly recommend a depth finder.
ProfitOfDoom420
ProfitOfDoom420 - 6 years ago
How does you yak handle the wake from the powerboats when they come and go?
legendaryyaj
legendaryyaj - 6 years ago
To be honest, I've never really dealt with that much wake because I'm always pretty close to shore. If there's any, I've never let it hit me from the side. I've always stopped what I was doing and turned my nose to the wake and it handles it just fine. I try to minimize all risks of flipping so I've never really pushed the limits of the yak.
GALIZAPIKAROBALIZA 04
GALIZAPIKAROBALIZA 04 - 6 years ago
Hello excellent video congratulations
fpsproHD
fpsproHD - 6 years ago
hey legendary what trancducer mount do you use for your kayak and how do you set it up?
legendaryyaj
legendaryyaj - 6 years ago
+gbaproductionz Have you looked at other ways to mount your transducer? Mine setup is unique as all other mounts wouldn't have work with my transducer. You can probably get away with something like the Ram transducer arm and a YakAttack Cell block.
fpsproHD
fpsproHD - 6 years ago
ok well i have a kayak and i was planing on getting humminbird piranhamax 197c and was wondering if you could do a tut on how you set yours up and i could see if my trancducer would work with it?
legendaryyaj
legendaryyaj - 6 years ago
It's custom made from a GoPro Suction mount and Ram parts. I'll make a video on how it's all setup since there seems to be some interest in it. If it'll work for your transducer or not is something you'll have to figure out as each transducer mounts differently.
legendaryyaj
legendaryyaj - 6 years ago
Because America! Limit is 30 and I didn't even hit that. First trip perching and was last for the year so it's going to be spread out over winter.
King NoFace
King NoFace - 4 years ago
legendaryyaj in Canada its a 25 perch limit. These fish breed like mice there are tons to go around.
kj simpson
kj simpson - 5 years ago
+legendaryyaj nice day
Arctic Gator
Arctic Gator - 5 years ago
Cool, thanks for the reply, i think i'll pick up one of those.
legendaryyaj
legendaryyaj - 5 years ago
+Arctic Gator It's the best stringer that I have found in my opinion. It is the Lindy Heart of Steel Fish Stringer that you can find at Gander Mountain. It's braided steel with a plastic sleeve over it so all the fish just slides off the stringer when you get home to take the fish off. No fighting with the gills getting caught on the stringer. Only thing is that it's hard to tie a knot with it so I drilled a hole in the metal piece that pokes through the fish and clip that to something. Thanks for watching!
Arctic Gator
Arctic Gator - 5 years ago
+legendaryyaj The daily limit for yellow perch in mi is actually 50, looks like a good haul there, what kind of stringer was that you are using?
The Dream Catcher
The Dream Catcher - 5 years ago
Thanks for the help. Would this work in ponds? There is an 18 foot drop off at one of my ponds is that where they would be? Im guessing they will be there all winter long until spawning.
BBBYpsi
BBBYpsi - 5 years ago
+The Dream Catchers For perch just use a 1 oz weight & one or two hooks on line drop it to bottom were you can feel it barley touching & weight for the bite. Sometimes very light bite other times it can be non stop & other times you might have to move alot & might not get anything. Perch can shut off at anytime or turn on at anytime. You really do not need a fish finder for perch.
The Dream Catcher
The Dream Catcher - 6 years ago
+legendaryyaj How can I catch yellow perch in the winter. I have a kayak but no fish finder, is there any specials structure I need to look for or any species baits i should use?
Tim Bronson
Tim Bronson - 6 years ago
thats a lot of fish to eat ??? why so many

timmy from Australia
John E. Osman III
John E. Osman III - 5 years ago
+samiam1150 after making all those fish into fillets, you will find that anywhere from 1/3rd to 1/4th of the total fish weight is left as food, & the rest is fodder for your garden, ... So it takes around 4/5 fish to make a meal, ... & being as the weather, & other incidental requirements of our lives, (like working, & living our lives), ... makes it all but impossible to get out on the water everyday, imposing a limit of 30 fish may sound like a lot of fish, but it would only be a single meal for a family with 3 to 4 growing kids to feed, ... And who don't enjoy eating perch? Because I'll take it, if you don't eat it, ..lol!
samiam1150
samiam1150 - 5 years ago
+Tim Bronson Could be he has a big family to feed or that perch can be kept frozen for up to a year without spoiling. As long as he didn't exceed the daily possession limit what's it to you, Timmy?
Fishnwithjoe
Fishnwithjoe - 6 years ago
Haven't spoken to this guy in years. Whatcha been up to besides slaying perch in Lake Erie?
Fishnwithjoe
Fishnwithjoe - 6 years ago
Keep slaying those perch and remember my annual seminar is coming up soon in March.
legendaryyaj
legendaryyaj - 6 years ago
Oh, just living the dream grinding everyday at work.
Everything Fish
Everything Fish - 6 years ago
Nice! Where you fishing at, PA?
legendaryyaj
legendaryyaj - 6 years ago
+Everything Fish Thanks! I'm actually in Ohio but have fished in PA for Smallies.
Drew Biederman
Drew Biederman - 6 years ago
looks like fun
HydraYak Outdoors
HydraYak Outdoors - 6 years ago
Nice video!
Dru injun
Dru injun - 5 years ago
+HydraYak Outdoors HAIL HYDRA!! lol i just checked out your channel and subbed JUST cause of that. lol
legendaryyaj
legendaryyaj - 6 years ago
+HydraYak Outdoors
Thanks!

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