You may be a hard core saltwater fishermen, but if you are like me, you should be ready to wet a line even if it is in your kid’s goldfish bowl. Yeah, I know, we call them perch jerkers, but right now perch fishing is the only game in town other than the previously mentioned goldfish bowl.
The upper reaches of the tidal rivers and creeks hold the best chance of finding some perch action. This area will see warmer water temperatures before the deeper holes further downstream.
Before the storm, I had some good reports of perch caught in the Broadkill and the Nanticoke Rivers and Broad Creek. There are numerous public access locations along all three waterways. Public fishing piers are found at the head of Broad Creek in Laurel and the head of the Broadkill in Milton. Phillips Landing near Bethel, where Broad Creek meets the Nanticoke, is another good perch spot.
My favorite perch rig is a small circle hook under a bobber. I use earthworms, but understand grass shrimp are also great baits.
This is Eric Burnley with your WGMD fishing report.