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Fishfinder by Dennis Doyle

Fishfinder ~ by Dennis Doyle   

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April 17, 2014

    The white perch run is full-on. The main difficulty is locating runs of larger fish. Occasional catches of yellow perch are also made, but that spawn is mostly over. Pickerel remain steady as they prepare for their own spawn toward the end of the month. Hickory shad have been reported up in their traditional haunts, the Gunpowder and the Choptank rivers being two of the more popular.
    Pre-season scouting for rockfish has mixed reports, but there is undoubtedly a lot of censorship due to the impending opening day Trophy Rockfish Season tournaments. Saturday, April 19, marks the big day this year, and forecasts indicate fair weather. If you plan on taking to the water for the opener, be especially careful and observant. There will be a lot of boats out there.