It starts in late May and usually only gets better as the water warms. use grass shrimp or bloodworms if you like dumping $ for numbers and small spinner jigs for quality. They key to to have access to docks where people don't normally fish.I'm just trying to see how consistent the white perch is around the Annapolis area right now. I will not have my boat, so I will go from a private shoreline.
Andy,If there are piers on the private shoreline where you will be fishing, and the tide is moving, you won't even have to cast. Fish will be close to the pilings. Fish straight down and move a little jig close to pilings. Works for me, should work for you. View attachment 19865 View attachment 19873
I know that this thread is about white perch, but what lures have worked for you around here for stripers? At OCMD, I've been successful with spec rigs and got-cha plugs. Around here (Bill Burton, Matapeake), I've been only successful with shrimp, bloodworms, and alewife. I know that people catch stripers with lures at Bill Burton, but at Romancoke and Matapeake, I see most people using bait.It starts in late May and usually only gets better as the water warms. use grass shrimp or bloodworms if you like dumping $ for numbers and small spinner jigs for quality. They key to to have access to docks where people don't normally fish.
If you want to target stripers, use lures.
Long ago I read an article that said the curl should always face down. That's the way I have been rigging them for a lot of years. Now my best lure for perch is the tube bait, but I can't find a picture of it. I don't think it really matters when the perch are hitting. You probably know people are starting to catch 18-20" flounder off the fishing pier in CHSP using Gulp Swimming Mullet on a jig head.Andy,
Your a very successful angler.
Do you always rig your curly tail grubs with the curl opposite the hook like in the photo, basically facing down? That's always been a question of mine, especially fishing GULP swimming mullets for flounder.
I've always rigged mine in the opposite direction of your photo......or does it even matter??