Doug, it's not you. There's probably very few if any keeps yet. Did anyone else have any keepers? Any ice? I may hit there early next week in the AM.Me and the boys caught 50+ yellow perch at Grays Run today, but not one keeper. We need someone to teach us how to catch a keeper!!
Oh, I dunno, you carry the MWA torch pretty well...Shame you decided to pull your, "Want bigger fish, use bigger bait," wisdom, bet nobody had ever heard that before...You should have told them to use a pound net and get them all...To tell you the truth, If Grays run is overfished, its the recs fault, not the netters. If you visit that area while the perch are running, the odds are that you will have to park about a half a mile away, once you get there, you will notice that there are fishermen shoulder to shoulder in that little creek, all waiting to kill the first 9" perch they get, you don,t have to be a mathematical genius to compute that there won,t be many fish over 9" to catch, and you also won,t see a single net in the area. actually, the commercial catch of perch in the last one hundred years has been stable, but in the last one hundred years the recs pressure on yellow perch has increased to an astronomical rate. thats my 3 cents worth
P.S. the only reason I gave you tips on catching larger fish was because I thought you really wanted to know, If I would of thought this was going to be just another anti-watermen thread, I wouldn,t had even answered to it (or maybe I would had )...but it is a shame the way this board has become more of a place where CCA members (and others) bash watermen, then a real fishing board where people can learn to become better fishermen
No reason to slaughter what's left, but nice try...I wish they would open the Magothy, Patapsco, Severn, South and West River for recreational Yellow Perch fishing.
Hasn't been any commercial Yellow perch nets in those rivers for quite a few years. If nets are the real reason there should be plenty of Yellow Perch