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dsa2780
06-30-2013, 09:33 PM
Was messing around earlier this evening as the sun went down casting a bleeding bass ratltrap near Freeport along a rock bank. I finished a retrieve and angled my pole down with the lure an inch in the water to check my phone. All of a sudden this little flash of silver comes up and strikes. Pulled this thing in. My dad was saying he thought it to be a Sacramento perch, but those are usually black, white and purple with larger mouths.

Is it just a fast water anemic bluegill? It had vertical lines going down it's sides, black at that. All white, silver and black. My guess is a bluegill or sunfish, but then again....I don't know.

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IronClad
06-30-2013, 09:43 PM
Cant match it up to really anything on California Fish Species - California Fish Website (http://calfish.ucdavis.edu/species/) mouth looks too small for some similarish ones.. I'd shoot the pic off to DFW and see what they say. At first i wanted to say a talapia species.

shadbuster
06-30-2013, 09:44 PM
Looks like a tule perch to me. Neat fish that gives live birth. Is it this guy:

https://imageshack.com/scaled/medium/850/ms4i.jpg (http://imageshack.com/i/nmms4ij/)

dsa2780
06-30-2013, 10:04 PM
Looks like a tule perch to me. Neat fish that gives live birth. Is it this guy:

https://imageshack.com/scaled/medium/850/ms4i.jpg (http://imageshack.com/i/nmms4ij/)


Looked identical to this. Thanks man!

Katfish
06-30-2013, 10:15 PM
Looked identical to this. Thanks man!


Yep +1 for tule perch.

Good call

dsa2780
06-30-2013, 11:18 PM
I was in shock to see him grab a lure over 1/4 of his body size. A striper or other predator I'd understand as I get load of little ones hitting my traps, but this is no predatory fish. Hmm. I've seen a few little perch that look like leopard sharks hitting my crawler rigs as well. I'm guessing they're Sacramento perch.

WHT.RUS
07-01-2013, 05:59 AM
That is awesome! I never seen such a fish in Sac waters!


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bretmoua
07-01-2013, 06:43 AM
Looks like a tule perch alright. People have caught those in the aqueduct as well. I've never caught one or tried eating one but I would assume them to taste as good as bluegills.

BigUnInDaBoat
07-01-2013, 08:30 AM
Tule Perch!

sollimes
07-01-2013, 11:15 AM
Use to catch a bunch of these guys in Shinn ponds back in the 80's and havn't seen one since.

Thanks for posting!

WhopperStopper
07-01-2013, 11:33 AM
Looks like bait to me :)

WHT.RUS
07-01-2013, 11:43 AM
Looks like bait to me :)

More like dinner! Looks like a good size.


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WhopperStopper
07-01-2013, 11:52 AM
You are right, that is a big 'ol perch, but I like to feed my stripers a substantial last meal though ; )

WhopperStopper
07-01-2013, 11:57 AM
I also love when I can catch tule perch for bait. As far as perch go for bait I like tule perch first, then redear perch, then bluegill.

Jimmy_M
07-01-2013, 12:06 PM
I've never seen one of those guys, looks petty cool, like a bluegill/striper hybrid.