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Mill River which runs from Rockville Center to East Rockaway holds some perch. Shore access is pretty much confined to the small park on the south side of Sunrise Highway. And the railroad station off Atlantic Ave in East Rockaway. The perch move around a lot. So it's difficult to pin them down. If found they do provide a lot of action. Good Luck
 

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Thanks, that's great news. Have you caught any using artificials? By the way, I frequently see birds working by the rail road station in the fall. could it be the Perch? Tight Lines!
 

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Well it could be perch. Although I suspect it's school bass. Which also enter the river. The perch fishing is usually best in February into early March. Small jigs in the 1/8 and 1/16 size will work. So will tiny spoons. Live killies which can be caught in the river by using a killie trap are also excellent bait.
 

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Depending on the size of the killie use either #4 or #6 bait holder. The best way to fish them is under a float. Hooking them through the lips will allow them to swim naturly. Usualy once through the lower lip is sufficiant.
 
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