Perch America

Based in Hammond Indiana

Est. 1993

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Indiana Harbor Yacht Club, 3400 Aldis Avenue, Indiana, United States

About Us

Who We Are


Perch America is a conservation fishing organization that is based out of Hammond Indiana. The club originated in 1993 by a coalition of serious anglers who were concerned about the future of Lake Michigan and other local waters.

Perch Americas primary goal is to protect the future of our Great Lakes fisheries and bring public awareness to the harms that threaten them. We keep our members abreast of the latest issues, including environmental changes, exotic species, regulation changes and current events that may affect the outdoors as a whole in the Great Lakes region. We attend numerous meetings throughout the Midwest with Federal, State, Local and other sporting groups regarding these issues and voice our concerns.

Perch America also has worked in conjunction with the Indiana Department of Natural Resources for the last 20  years in a continual walleye stocking program at Wolf Lake located in Hammond, Indiana. In this time frame we have stocked an estimated 118,000 advanced growth walleye fingerlings, 5" to 7" long, into Wolf Lake. These stockings have created a great sport fishery while keeping several exotic species in check that now inhabit the lake.

Our membership has a wealth of information for all styles of fishing and fish species. Our membership includes members from Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin and as far as Florida who are charter captains, conservationists, sport fishing anglers and members who sit on City of Chicago’s fishing advisory committee.

We hold our meetings every second Wednesday of every month at the Indiana Harbor Yacht Club located in the East Chicago Marina (Pastrick). Our annual dues are $15.00 and you receive a newsletter every two months.

Every member who joins, helps support an organization that fights for the environment and fishermen’s rights.

We need your help. Join Perch America today, to be a voice for the angler.

Perch America

PO Box2563

Hammond, IN. 46323