Yellow perch are one of the premier species targeted each winter by ice fishermen.
Known for their excellent fight on light tackle and flavorful taste, yellow perch
are a fish for all seasons. Anglers that prefer to fish the open waters after
the ice melts will find immediate action. The weeks following ice out can be even
better than ice fishing.
that are sure to produce some excellent yellow perch action include Greenwood
Lake, Lake Lenape and Malaga Lake. Perch are also found in the Maurice River
and the Great Egg Harbor River. Yellow perch can be found in rivers moving upstream
in the early spring. Areas below spillways can produce good size perch. Lake anglers
will find yellow perch around edges of aquatic vegetation and near stumps.
perch are active all year long, however the cooler months of September through
May are probably the best.
Typically anglers use live bait, including small minnows and worms. Small hair
jigs, plastic tubes and twister tails also work well. Lures typically used for
crappie fishing are equally effective on yellow
perch. Small spinners and minnow imitators are great when yellow perch are actively
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