I get lots of perch and a few pickerel and sunfish out of Kingston Creek. Over 6' of water will have fish. You have to find the good green weeds that give off oxygen and you will get 2-6 perch right away out of the hole, then it's time to move on until you find another patch of "good" weeds. Below the Hammond river train bridge is crap. I've had the camera there and it's barren. The only spot there I haven't tried is right by the fire dept fill area. I can't see any other spots in there being any good. The Hampton bridge never produced anything for me, but I'm sure if you can get into a deeper spot, there might be a fish or two around... but you have to find good structure and/or oxygen producing weeds! The Hampton marsh end of Darling's lake has patches of these weeds in the summer, but I have never tried it in the winter. It may be a good area. I don't think too many fish hang out in the areas with current like they would during open water, plus it could be dangerous to walk over these areas, let alone drill holes.where do you guys ice fish for pickerel and perch. What time of winter.
I really enjoy a feed of perch from time to time,and don't pass up the sunfish,I'm sure they must be a species of crappie,they are delicious!Anybody know if there are any white perch in or around the Kingston area? I'd luv a feedI keep most of the ones i get over 10 inches, the onyl thing i hate are they are a royal pain to clean..you should try white perch, they are 10 times tastier then yellos imo, and they tend to be longer and thicker
Next year hopefully they'll have definite boundaries so late guys like me don't paddle all the way to the Kennebecasis for nothing, then learn some people went out there and beyond. Talk about screw up your game plan! Too add insult to injury, I lost 4 pickerel in the final 30mins and I already had 3 species. I said the hell with it all and went home exhausted. I didn't realize the tandem kayak I borrowed had a plug that liked to fall out either, so I was paddling an extra 100 pounds of water! This year will be different!i wasn't being very specific about below the train bridge on purpose - i don't want to give away my best spots for next years tourney! lol
I remember that one, was almost thinkin i was gonna need my boatyup bigfish1, that was a tuff tourney. like i told draper, we'll be able to brag that we survived that one at all of the next tourneys! i can here it now "you think this is a tuff, you should have been here the first year!! everything but a blizzard!"
the next tuffest tourney i was at was one on ice fishing for pickeral on french lake, with 14" of slush and water on top of the ice, which was about an inch over my boots...!