Targetting and locating: Yellow Perch.
Where: North end tributary to Mountsberg.
Time: Mid-afternoon, between 4:30 and 6:30 pm.
Weather: Slighlty overcast and very windy, so fishing in between the sheltered trib was much better than on the open lake.
Tackle: Super ultra-light 6 foot rod, 4# test line, micro thill shy bite float, size 10 hooks, Berkley gulp red worms in 1 inch size wrapped around the hook, Northland white and red soft plastics. Distance from the float to the hook was about 24".
Approach: I located the creek on the map en route home from work. The water is very shallow and with plenty of weeds and vegetation, fallen trees as well as a bridge crossing are around for fish to hide under. As I was scoping the area, another gentlemen parked his car, whipped out a ready-to-go rod setup with a Livetarget frog and threw a few cast hoping to get a bass or pike. After a 15 minutes, he left and I started to cast for Perch.
Each of the first 5 casts landed solid bluegills. I swear that I was pulling out some fish multiple times as they were so eager to bite.
Casts under the very low bridge produced a few yellow perch. Nothing over 8" long.
Overall I pulled out about 25 bluegills and 4 yellow perch all catch and release. That made it about 15 fish per hour so not bad.