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  • Mercer Lake perch

    Anyone have any information on fishing Mercer lake for perch? I tried asking the bait shop there, not much help. :(

  • #2
    Never tried it. I've done Munsel lake once but in the spring.
    Found plenty of small perch and a couple of Trout willing biters. Trout in deeper water and the perch in the shallows around the points.
    Best I can offer on Mercer is this little help.
    https://webapp.navionics.com/?lang=e...y=%7BozkGjkgtV
    Be sure to tell us how you do.

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    • #3
      In Oregon Coast Fishing Maps by Pete Heley, he does not list perch as one of the species in Mercer Lake. That's a good book to have if you fish the lakes in that part of the coast. It's got a map and information on over 40 lakes. $8.00 http://peteheley.com/store/products/...-fishing-maps/

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      • #4
        Originally posted by C_Run View Post
        In Oregon Coast Fishing Maps by Pete Heley, he does not list perch as one of the species in Mercer Lake. That's a good book to have if you fish the lakes in that part of the coast. It's got a map and information on over 40 lakes. $8.00 http://peteheley.com/store/products/...-fishing-maps/
        Yes! Pete's books are inexpensive, and have great information!

        I, too, have never fished Mercer. But did fish Siltcoos once, in the Spring. They were in spawning mode in, and near, points with reeds growing up and out of the water. Bobber & a worm, with a slow retrieve was all it took. Water was probably less than 5' deep (Siltcoos is 10' max, in the channels).

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        • #5
          That was close. I might have mixed my lakes up. I will give Munsel a try instead. Thanks for straightening me out.

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          • #6
            Sutton Creek is loaded with SRC!

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            • #7
              I've just scanned my copy of Pete Heley's book, "Oregon Coast Fishing Maps" for you. Munsel is the deeper, of the two. Munsel does have, a yellow perch population. But no specifics, are listed. Mercer, on the other hand, does not seem to have any perch in it (in Pete's book).

              However Maddy Sheehan's book, "Fishing in Oregon", describes Mercer as having "some of the best yellow perch fishing on the coast". It also reports that, "yellow perch are the most plentiful" of the panfish in the lake." And "the average catch is 7, to 10 inches. With some, to 14 inches. Best perch fishing...is at the resort".

              Hope that this helps.

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