Launched just north of the Jug Bay. Paddled around, scanning the fishfinder in the deeper holes, looking for yellow perch. Found lots of marks down deep in 25+ feet of water. Fished with Shad-darts, earthworms and live minnows. Caught lots of White Perch up to 8" Did find some big female Yellow Perch about 11-12" All of them are still pre-spawn, so only kept a few. Surprise Catch of the day was a 18" rockfish. Did not think they would be in the river right now, but you never know in the PAX. I checked all the yellow perch stomachs and they are feeding off mud-crabs right now.
Key to success was using the fishfinder and really anchoring up on top of the fish. Guys were fishing all around me without catching but the downscan never fails. Get on top of em, throw the right baits down and hook-up. Great early season trip. GL