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SeaDog1



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 21, 2012 6:10 pm    Post subject: White Perch & Shad Reply with quote

Hi,

Anyone planing to fish for the annual run of White Perch in the Ct. River soon?

And the later Shad run in April?

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catch&release



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2012 7:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

When do the white perch start running? I haven't caught one since I was a kid. I used to fish for them with my grandfather. Wouldn't mind fishing for them again
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SeaDog1



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2012 8:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

catch&release wrote:
When do the white perch start running? I haven't caught one since I was a kid. I used to fish for them with my grandfather. Wouldn't mind fishing for them again


Hi,

They should be starting now thru March.
Hope the lack of spring run-off doesn't affect the run, as that is what triggers it.

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AfternoonFisher



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2012 10:32 am    Post subject: How Reply with quote

How can I catch a white perch there? Never caught one myself. My sister caught a few at Bantam on a phoebe while me and her boyfriend got skunked trying for pike.
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IceAddict



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PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2012 5:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

AF,

Very easy to catch. I get them all the time when Shad fishing. Willow leaf is what I use.
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PECo



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PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2012 7:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hit the shallow coves off of the Connecticut. If you like to chuck bait, they love nightcrawlers and, especially, grass shrimp. A small jig works, too, but there's a technique to fishing it.
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asianfisher



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 24, 2012 9:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

yes there is....lmao... and its easy... cant wait...
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perfect hook set



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 24, 2012 6:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

any spots near fairfield county that will bring in some catches?
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Michael



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 24, 2012 9:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Areas along the Housy from Route 8 down to Sikorsky can produce PHS
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fishfinder



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 24, 2012 11:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Okay, whats PHS?
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 25, 2012 5:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Perch-Herring-Shad Question
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PECo



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PostPosted: Sat Feb 25, 2012 5:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

SeaDog1 wrote:
Hope the lack of spring run-off doesn't affect the run, as that is what triggers it.

Actually, it's rising temperatures that stimulate spawning, not spring run-off.
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SeaDog1



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PostPosted: Sat Feb 25, 2012 5:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

OK?

And what causes spring run-off if not rising temps which thaws the ground and melts snow -> add spring rains to this equation also ! Surprised

Rise in water level + flows are also critical for many types of migrating fish to reach spawning areas. (Stripers - Herring - Shad - Salmon - etc.)

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PECo



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PostPosted: Sat Feb 25, 2012 5:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

SeaDog1 wrote:
OK?

And what causes spring run-off if not rising temps which thaws the ground and melts snow -> add spring rains to this equation also ! Surprised

Rise in water level + flows are also critical for many types of migrating fish to reach spawning areas. (Stripers - Herring - Shad - Salmon - etc.)

SeaDog1 Mr. Green

Rationalize all you want, Stephen, but with the lack of precipitation we've had this Winter, there won't be much of a run-off and the white perch will still spawn.
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SeaDog1



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PostPosted: Sat Feb 25, 2012 5:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Phil,

Never said they wouldn't -> Nature and the natural spawning instincts will still come into play.

The question is -> spawning runs can be impacted many ways by may different enviormental differences.

This has been found to be true when migrating fish can't reach traditional spawning areas.
Man-made dams and lack of water + flow is just one example.

I just brought the question up as an FYI because of this winters unusual Wx ...Not as a fact ..... as I'm not a fisheries biologist.

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