Pre Season Catch and Release Peroid

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Castaline
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Pre Season Catch and Release Peroid

Post by Castaline » Wed Feb 03, 2021 9:16 am

I have heard rumors that the state is still considering a catch and release (pre opening day this year) two week session sort of like last year. I know the new compendium does not mention it but apparently it is still in play. Anybody heard anymore on this?

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Re: Pre Season Catch and Release Peroid

Post by Rusty Spinner » Wed Feb 03, 2021 1:26 pm

Sounds like that will be the case again this year for the same reasoning, Covid pandemic. Too soon to say if they will consider making this a permanent change.
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Re: Pre Season Catch and Release Peroid

Post by Troutman » Wed Feb 03, 2021 11:56 pm

Sounds like the fish will get a early education ;) :o :lol: :lol:
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Re: Pre Season Catch and Release Peroid

Post by Sheisty » Sun Feb 07, 2021 6:12 pm

I saw a ton of people out last year, when I was fishing for early spring white perch, yellow perch, and crappie spawn runs.

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Re: Pre Season Catch and Release Peroid

Post by martalus » Mon Feb 08, 2021 11:21 am

Sheisty-its great to see you back on the board-it seems like its been a decade or so!
I was never much into white perch until I moved down to DC-last season I got keyed into this massive white perch run up the potomac through DC in April/May-they seem to have been following the shad, eating their eggs, and then spawning as well. There were days when I literally caught hundreds of them, some up to 2 pounds, some the size of your hand, and everything in between-they are scrappy fighters on light tackle and great for the pan.

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Re: Pre Season Catch and Release Peroid

Post by 46er » Mon Feb 08, 2021 3:42 pm

They are doing pretty good with the White Perch in the Mullica over the past month, might even be getting enough ice soon like the old days. Watched a cable show on NJ saltwater fishing, Saltwater Underground, and they featured the White Perch in the Mullica. If it warms up a bit, maybe a lot, I might give it a try, a creek running into the Toms is just a short walk from home, a box of streamers and I'm set. Used to take the kids when they were kids.
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Re: Pre Season Catch and Release Peroid

Post by Rusty Spinner » Tue Feb 09, 2021 9:23 am

Sheisty wrote:
Sun Feb 07, 2021 6:12 pm
I saw a ton of people out last year, when I was fishing for early spring white perch, yellow perch, and crappie spawn runs.
Welcome back! I was thinking of the day Twism planned for a then new GST site meetup at Stephens SP and meeting you in person for the first time (I think). Good to see you back on the site!
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Re: Pre Season Catch and Release Peroid

Post by Sheisty » Tue Feb 09, 2021 9:39 am

martalus wrote:
Mon Feb 08, 2021 11:21 am
Sheisty-its great to see you back on the board-it seems like its been a decade or so!
I was never much into white perch until I moved down to DC-last season I got keyed into this massive white perch run up the potomac through DC in April/May-they seem to have been following the shad, eating their eggs, and then spawning as well. There were days when I literally caught hundreds of them, some up to 2 pounds, some the size of your hand, and everything in between-they are scrappy fighters on light tackle and great for the pan.
Hey man,

I believe it has literally be a decade :oops: White perch are fun to catch on light gear. Spawn run panfish in general can be non stop action.

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Re: Pre Season Catch and Release Peroid

Post by Sheisty » Tue Feb 09, 2021 9:41 am

Rusty Spinner wrote:
Tue Feb 09, 2021 9:23 am
Sheisty wrote:
Sun Feb 07, 2021 6:12 pm
I saw a ton of people out last year, when I was fishing for early spring white perch, yellow perch, and crappie spawn runs.
Welcome back! I was thinking of the day Twism planned for a then new GST site meetup at Stephens SP and meeting you in person for the first time (I think). Good to see you back on the site!
Thanks,

I want to say we met once but I could definitely be mistaken. I forsaked my trout fishing roots for salt water but im trying to workout a balance between the two.

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