Tom O'Connell, Fisheries Service Director
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Posted on March 11, 2013 | Permalink
First Yellow Perch on the Choptank River
Location: Choptank River
On March 10th, my son and I enjoyed the beautiful late winter day fishing from our canoe on the upper Choptank River in Greensboro, MD. Despite catching yellow perch at this location in mid-February of 2012, it took us until today to catch our first one here this year. The 43 degree water temperature is much cooler this year compared to last year. We were unable to hook up on any fish in our normal fishing holes, but finally found some fish along some submerged trees and branches. We managed to catch 27 yellow perch, but only had one keeper, which was 11 inches. We used worms and fished on the bottom with a sinker. A few more keepers would have been nice, but it was still a great day. My son enjoyed his yellow perch that evening for dinner. For those of you that fish for yellow perch, please take a few minutes to complete a volunteer anglerís log of your trip to help manage this resource. You can access the volunteer anglerís log at http://www.dnr.state.md.us/fisheries/survey/index.asp.