Bill Boteler, Recreational Angler
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Posted on July 7, 2014 | Permalink
Sweetwater White Perch
Location: Liberty Reservoir
Many of us in Maryland know the cousin of the Striped Bass from fishing in the salty waters of the bay and its tributaries. However, this delicious little fish also does very well in freshwater lakes. Pat the Cat Baseler and myself had a great time catching them in Liberty Reservoir. Please note that the Baltimore reservoirs are specially regulated, so you may have to find a friend with a permit to enjoy this type of fishing. During the warm months the perch form large schools 15 to 20 feet down in various and sometimes not evident parts of the lake. We find and catch them by trolling self-made inline spinners with a #4 baitholder hook tipped with a piece of night crawler. When trolling any type of spinning bait, one should use high quality ball bearing swivels or you will end up with a tangled mess. The perch seem to be more numerous in Prettyboy Reservoir, however the average size is larger in Liberty with many 12 inch class available.