White perch

February 19, 2024
As early spring dawns in the Mid-Atlantic region many anglers from Delaware to Virginia will have the same thing on their mind: the yellow perch run in tidal creeks and rivers up and down the coast…
October 29, 2023
Spoonin’ Up the Stripers When the water temps drop this month, at some point the stripers will move deep. And in-between flurries of bird action there will almost certainly come a time when you spot…
June 18, 2023
A circular pile of rocks southeast of North Point (Site 1 on Image 1) at the mouth of the Patapsco River had been a mystery. Charted as an obstruction, I supposed it could be a ballast pile but the…
April 14, 2023
White perch are a semi-anadromous fish, meaning they migrate into tidal fresh and slightly brackish waters each spring to spawn. White perch spawn from April through June and are found along the…
February 9, 2023
Countless anglers plying the waters of DelMarVa have used shad darts thousands of times and caught countless fish on them — without ever necessarily shad fishing. While fishing for shad can be a ton…
October 31, 2022
Fishing reports published in print are generalized and weeks may have passed before the report gets into your hands, so for timely up-to-date reports, visit our Fishing Reports online. Current…
August 9, 2022
ATTENTION BEGINNER ANGLERS: If your main goal is to catch something — anything with scales and a tail — you need to have white perch on your radar. White perch are one of the most prolific finfish in…
February 19, 2022
As the first signs of spring arrive most of us have yellow perch on the mind, since the “ring perch” run first in the tributaries and March is often a prime time to target them. Look instead to tidal…
September 28, 2021
Why do we call striped bass rockfish? Because they like to reside around rocks, of course! And experienced Chesapeake anglers know that hot fishing is in store when you find a submerged rockpile or…
March 16, 2021
Top spring yellow perch hotspots often have a run of white perch as well, but these are mostly in upper rivers and streams. If you don't live near one, however, spring also marks the first…
October 20, 2020
If you enjoy Chesapeake Bay fishing during the fall, there's no doubt you've heard some fact and some fiction about when and where those stripers will bite. Fact: when it goes from “chilly” to “…
October 13, 2020
Pounding is a great tactic to use when fish are hugging super-tight to structure, and a prime example is when perch are staging right next to pier pilings but won’t move away from them to take a lure…
April 14, 2020
You want to catch white perch galore this spring and summer? Casting and retrieving a small spinnerbait-style lure is one way to make it happen, and a couple of FishTalk supporters make ideal…
September 11, 2019
Let's say you’re out jigging with six-inch plastics like BKDs this fall and you see tons of marks just over a shell bottom, but get only short strikes. Finally, you hook a small striper and reel it…
March 3, 2019
Fishing for white perch has always been a part of my life. As a youngster growing up on Bear Creek, fishing and waterborne activities took up a large chunk of my life. Eel grass was so thick around…
February 17, 2019
In the Mid-Atlantic region winter yellow perch fishing at tidal creeks is a great way to bend a rod when it's snowing, but to many people yellow perch are the first harbingers of spring. Sure, they’…
February 7, 2018
Like the yellow perch found in tidal creeks, white perch will bite right through the winter months (even through the ice, when tidal rivers freeze over). But catching them in the winter months is…