MICHAEL SHEPHERD for the press
The cool and windy conditions obviously play a part in the fishing to start the year.
Yellow perch continues to gain more attention as winter weather slows down striped bass fishing in the ocean.
Bucktails Outfitters at Mays Landing reported on Monday that a few fishermen walked in and picked up bloodworms and headed to Hay Road to try it out on the Mullica River.
Marissa spitzer Bucktails said the Wheaton Dam and Bridge are open to fishing.
She said the bloodworm is the best bait for yellow perch as well as yellow perch. They also catch crappies and pike in the upstream stretch of the vicinity of the Great Egg Harbor River.
Marissa recalled that freshwater fishing licenses cost $ 22.50 and a stamp for trout later in the season costs $ 10.50.
Dave showell at Absecon Bay Sportsman Center in Absecon also mentioned Hay Road for the yellow perch. He said on Monday that fishing the river from a boat off Green Bank and Lower Bank was working for yellow perch.
Christmas Feliciano, which is working hard to expand its One-Stop Bait and Tackle in Atlantic City, also reported reports of yellow perch off Green Bank and Lower Bank.