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Old 08-09-2019, 07:22 AM   #1
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Default Yellow Perch

My favorite pan fish but they seem to be in short supply......maybe have been driven out by white perch.
Is anyone seeing them any more?
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Old 08-09-2019, 07:47 AM   #2
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I was over at Melvin Village boat ramp a few weeks ago and loons and fishermen were feeding on and catching them
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Old 08-09-2019, 08:58 AM   #3
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They were never "bountiful" in the Lake, but it seems that there are far fewer now. When I was a kid in the 60s and 70s, you could catch some good-sized yellow perch, and would routinely see large schools of fry. Today, not so much. And the proliferation of these damn red-eyed rock bass can't be good for ANY species. I can't believe how prolific they are. During my July visit, rock bass were pretty much all I caught. My brother has been fishing up there this week, and reports the same. It's a shame that they are focused more on milfoil than on rock bass. Just my opinion, your mileage may vary. We know how testy people can get about rock bass around here.
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Old 08-09-2019, 09:45 AM   #4
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In the 60s we used to catch tons of yellow perch off the Mountís dry dock crib in Center Harbor. I agree the State really needs to do something about the invasion of Rock Bass! I pay huge taxes and only use my cottage 4 months a year. Do something!


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Old 08-09-2019, 09:45 AM   #5
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They were never "bountiful" in the Lake, but it seems that there are far fewer now. When I was a kid in the 60s and 70s, you could catch some good-sized yellow perch, and would routinely see large schools of fry. Today, not so much. And the proliferation of these damn red-eyed rock bass can't be good for ANY species. I can't believe how prolific they are. During my July visit, rock bass were pretty much all I caught. My brother has been fishing up there this week, and reports the same. It's a shame that they are focused more on milfoil than on rock bass. Just my opinion, your mileage may vary. We know how testy people can get about rock bass around here.

Just a FYI, and really not to change the focus, however Newfound Lake as pristine as it is, NOW has Rock Bass in it as well. I have spoken to F&G's office and also 3 F&G officers in the field and no one knew about this. And with all of the responses they can't really be bothered by it. So Newfound goes the way of Winni Fishing. It's a shame.
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We, as kids, caught many Yellow Perch near the Melvin Marina.

"New" neighborhood kids report no sightings of Large-or Smallmouth Bass in Winter Harbor, where they had actually constructed "structure" for them in front of their cottage a couple of years ago.

This season, I've noticed no (zero) fishermen were "fishing the beds".
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Old 08-09-2019, 09:57 AM   #7
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I usually catch a decent amount of yellow perch in Paugus during the Ice Fishing Derby
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