Perch fishing has been spotty in the Barcelona to Dunkirk area. The better perch fishing in New York Lake Erie water has been in the areas of Cattaraugus Creek and Sturgeon Point.
In Pennsylvania water to the east of Erie, probably the best perch fishing has been off the Claybanks, Six Mile Run and Seven Mile Run in the depth range of 39 feet to 45 feet. Many of the perch caught here have been longer than 11 inches. Perch fishing has been spotty and only fair to the west of Erie.