White perch are the most popular fishing target and the only species of local fish that can be caught year round – even through the ice. White perch are native to the Atlantic Coast and can adapt to fresh or salt water. espite the name, white perch aren’t actually perch. They are members of the temperate bass family, just like the striped bass. They prefer low-salinity estuaries but frequently inhabit coastal rivers and lakes.
In summer months shrimp or blood worms are the best bait. In winter small minnows work best. The best fishing spots are along the grassy banks of the creek. The meat is incredibly tasty. They can be grilled whole or cut into fillets.