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ComeOnFish
10-18-2011, 09:06 PM
Kent is my new neighbor. Kent asked me if I was the Joe who put Youtube videos about kayak-fishing when he moved to our block few months ago. He did not have a kayak but he had friends who kayak fished in the Washington metro area.

I took him kayak-fishing late afternoon on Sunday. We and his friends went to Pohick Bay Regional Park for Bass and Snakehead.

We never expected yellow perch. But we caught yellow perch @9.5-13 inches on spinner baits for LM or snakehead.

The yellow perch and LM was mixed and we could see them in 1-4’ of water.

Next time I am going for yellow perch for sure.

the fishing log:

http://www.youtube.com/user/comeonfish01#p/u/0/bVm_lw7Ndcc

Thanks

jffoley
10-19-2011, 07:32 AM
Nice going, Joe. Haven't been to Pohick since the summer. Any "Potomac Pike" sitings?

ictalurus
10-19-2011, 07:49 AM
Wow, that area looks a lot prettier than I thought it would. The perch were a nice surprise. Thanks for the report.

camelbird
10-19-2011, 12:04 PM
I caught one there earlier this year on a brush hog, bout 24".

And just came across this yesterday off of MDNR's website, look at the third listing...


http://www.dnr.state.md.us/fisheries/fishingreport/index.asp


Might have to hit it up again this weekend. Braid, frogs, spinners, chatterbaits etc...

ComeOnFish
10-19-2011, 01:57 PM
John

No Potomac Pikes. I saw a couple of them while paddling over grass bed in 1' of water.

We caught YP in the mouth of the first channel from the north side shore on the google map.

Let us know when you go

joe

kanvery
10-19-2011, 06:50 PM
Hey Joe hows the grass? Has it started to pull back a bit or is it still overwhelming in some areas?

jsquare
10-19-2011, 08:59 PM
Thanks for the report and the awesome videos. Is this a place the yellow perch run through, or are they there all year?

ComeOnFish
10-19-2011, 09:09 PM
Hey Joe hows the grass? Has it started to pull back a bit or is it still overwhelming in some areas?

I didn't bring the electronics. I felt that the water was below 62F. The grass definitely started pull back due to the cold water temp. Occoquan River looked very stained but Pohick Bay was clear and there was less grass debris in the water. We could cast spinner baits without hooking up too much grass.

ComeOnFish
10-19-2011, 09:45 PM
Thanks for the report and the awesome videos. Is this a place the yellow perch run through, or are they there all year?

I don’t know much about Yellow Perch fishing because I started January this year. But I found that YP are very good eating. Dr. Bill, Ictalurus, know the yellow perch spots in MD close to where you live. Bill inspired me fishing for yellow perch for years, and I finally did it this year.

I am not sure if Pohick Bay is good place for year around. I am hoping YP are there from now until March. I will fish more to find out.

There were two places I went for YP last winter.

Susquehanna, Perryville, MD - January 8, 2011 I think this place good in Dec-Feb:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=os_g-2zdiak

Occoquan River- Feb 21, 2011
http://www.youtube.com/user/comeonfish01#p/u/24/pTJogDFMG9k

Occoquan River – Feb 26, 2011
http://www.youtube.com/user/comeonfish01#p/u/23/A_RsFtrJb44

Shady
10-19-2011, 09:59 PM
Those are some nice Yellow Perch. I think they are one of the prettiest fish in the bay and you're right they are very good to eat. Im looking forward to the yellow perch run in the susky next year. This year I missed it by a couple of weeks and only managed to catch a half dozen over a couple of trips, I'll be ready for them next year...

ComeOnFish
10-20-2011, 05:36 PM
Those are some nice Yellow Perch. I think they are one of the prettiest fish in the bay and you're right they are very good to eat. Im looking forward to the yellow perch run in the susky next year. This year I missed it by a couple of weeks and only managed to catch a half dozen over a couple of trips, I'll be ready for them next year...

oh yes. I will there in Dec and Jan

joe

mmanolis2001
10-21-2011, 10:20 AM
Great report and video Joe. Thanks for sharing. :cool:

mapmakr
10-21-2011, 10:50 PM
When I fished pohick Monday evening the water was 65 - 67deg. The grass seemed to be moving back a little