Keep it simple for perch on Mullett Lake

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    Walleye fishing draws a lot of anglers during the winter, but the perch fishing can be real good," said Brenda from Outdoor Adventures (231-627-5273).

    Anglers can chase perch or make it a combination perch and walleye outing.

    Mullett is one huge lake and receives less pressure than its famous brothers Black and Burt lakes.

    Mullett offers good numbers of decent size perch.

    "There are many locations that hold fish, but the following four locations are perhaps the best places to start," Brenda said.

    Scott Bay is located on the south end of the lake. Parrott Point borders it on the west and Red Pine Point on the east.

    This location has it all — a diverse structure with drop-offs, deepwater flats and a saddle between the points.

    The depth varies between 20 feet and 60 feet.

    This is an area where a graph comes in handy and paying close attention to the exact depth that a fish is caught is vital.

    The second place is straight across from Scott Bay.

    Small, but well worth a few minutes of effort, a sunken island sits just off of the marshy shoreline with 20 feet of water surrounding it.

    A third location would be on the west shoreline between Veery Point and Long Point.

    This area varies in depth, running tight to shore and then back out again. There are a couple of long shallow flats in this region.

    The fourth location is on the north end of the lake, bordering Dodge Point and the public launch.

    Concentrate on the area between the two public boat launches, staying between 10 and 20 feet.

    This section of the lake is one of the few areas where there's any shallow water. Some places have sunken logs and a bit of rock or gravel.

    You'll find sand grass and cabbage weeds here.

    "One of the keys is fishing the flats in the vicinities listed," Brenda said.

    The flats can be 10 feet deep or they could be 30 feet. Perch love flats!
    Minnows and wigglers land the most fish, Brenda said.

    Some anglers use a slip bobber and a plain hook, while others like using a teardrop or a small spoon like the Rocker Minnow.

    Keep things simple, and use light line. A graph and small sled are welcome tools when attempting to cover this vast lake.

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