Sacramento Perch Fishing California Native Sunfish

 

pmk00001 recounts his epic journey chasing after the only native sunfish of the west coast, the elusive Sacramento Perch!

 

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pmk00001's picture
wwwhhhhaaaattttttt!!!???
pmk00001
2 hours 34 min ago
Nice one!  Very sweet and mysterious fish! Carpsucker, Quillback Hengelaar
Hengelaar
2 days 16 hours ago
pmk00001's picture
Thanks Guys!
pmk00001
2 hours 40 min ago
It means a lot!  I owe those Owen's Suckers another visit, if it wasn't for them I probably never would have caught my Sacramento Perch! Sacramento Perch
pmk00001
1 week 2 days ago
Mike B's picture
Are you taking the ladies fis
Mike B
7 hours 44 min ago
Are you taking the ladies fishing too? I hope you post an expedition report. Esox leaders.
Moose439
11 hours 21 min ago
Moose439's picture
Thanks man, if anyone knows w
Moose439
9 hours 48 min ago
Thanks man, if anyone knows what pike are capable of doing to terminal tackle it's you. If it's good enough for you, it's good enough for me and the... more Esox leaders.
Moose439
11 hours 21 min ago
Mike B's picture
I'm totally cool with 80 lbs
Mike B
10 hours 50 min ago
I'm totally cool with 80 lbs test. It's pliable enough to tie good, strong knots with yet tough enough to hold the largest pike. I've tried fluoro up... more Esox leaders.
Moose439
11 hours 21 min ago
Mike B's picture
Great article Corey. I bet I'
Mike B
13 hours 15 min ago
Great article Corey. I bet I'd smash the lake whitefish with a fly like that. You're giving me a lot of ideas for next season. Tying and Fishing the Mayfly Klinkhammer
Corey
1 day 15 hours ago
Eli's picture
Thats a good one! I get excit
Eli
16 hours 34 min ago
Thats a good one! I get excited just thinking about watching one of those red-finned beasts approaching my worm. Tankywank
Hengelaar
1 day 10 hours ago
Deftik's picture
Nice dude, you're at one with
Deftik
18 hours 5 min ago
Nice dude, you're at one with the fishness. Carpsucker, Quillback Hengelaar
Hengelaar
2 days 16 hours ago
Eli's picture
Yeah I picked up a copy of Fl
Eli
19 hours 20 min ago
Yeah I picked up a copy of Flytier as it had a very detailed map of all the access points to the Salmon River (upstate NY), and also read an article... more Tying and Fishing the Mayfly Klinkhammer
Corey
1 day 15 hours ago
D.T.'s picture
Congrats!
D.T.
21 hours 5 min ago
Another new lifer for ya. Attaboy. Almost a smile....almost. Carpsucker, Quillback Hengelaar
Hengelaar
2 days 16 hours ago
D.T.'s picture
boom choco-locka
D.T.
21 hours 7 min ago
That's right Jigs! NIce fish bud. Tankywank
Hengelaar
1 day 10 hours ago
D.T.'s picture
Nice!
D.T.
21 hours 8 min ago
Well, I aint a kid, and I aint in a car ride, but I liked that word search puzzle. It was fun. Fishing Word Find
Corey
1 day 20 hours ago
andy's picture
Great write-up!
andy
22 hours 34 min ago
I don't know brother, now everyone knows our secret fly!  It truly has been an evolution of a pattern over the last 15 years or so.  One thing I... more Tying and Fishing the Mayfly Klinkhammer
Corey
1 day 15 hours ago
SuperFrog's picture
Picture not showing up mate.
SuperFrog
23 hours 14 min ago
Picture not showing up mate.  Have another shot. Pickerel Painting
drawer.bli
4 days 16 hours ago
SuperFrog's picture
And now we must catch it
SuperFrog
23 hours 16 min ago
And now we must catch it What the heck is this fish?
andy
2 days 12 hours ago
Outdoors4life's picture
Vanner a mark that does get h
Outdoors4life
23 hours 30 min ago
Vanner a mark that does get hit is 21 but I don't think I have heard of a 22 yet. Some close but I can't remember a true 22 being caught. PB shorthead redhorse!
smurph
1 week 4 days ago
Carp Chaser's picture
Nice fish! Looks like a monst
Carp Chaser
1 day 9 hours ago
Nice fish! Looks like a monster for sure. Must have been exciting to see that fish eat your bait and then have a tug of war in that fast water. Tankywank
Hengelaar
1 day 10 hours ago
Carp Chaser's picture
Some nice catches you got the
Carp Chaser
1 day 9 hours ago
Some nice catches you got there. That small fallfish is pretty cool looking as are the sunfish and other micros. I'm using some small midge hooks at... more My Foray into Microfishing
zippyFX
2 days 13 hours ago
Hengelaar's picture
Next..
Hengelaar
1 day 10 hours ago
Well, actually, longnose dace and stonecat were next! Not quite the holy grail catches... Carpsucker, Quillback Hengelaar
Hengelaar
2 days 16 hours ago
vanner's picture
So if the "record" shorthead
vanner
1 day 10 hours ago
So if the "record" shorthead wasn't really a shorthead, what would a true record fish measure?                 PB shorthead redhorse!
smurph
1 week 4 days ago
Jason E.'s picture
It always seems to work like
Jason E.
1 day 16 hours ago
It always seems to work like that.  Focus hard on a goal, put in a ton of effort, and everything goes wrong.  Sit back, surrender to nature, let fate... more Sacramento Perch
pmk00001
1 week 2 days ago
Dr Flathead's picture
Very cool catch man.  Another
Dr Flathead
1 day 20 hours ago
Very cool catch man.  Another well earned tough target catch from the upper mid-west.  Whats next?  Blue or Spotted Sucker?  A lot of people who live... more Carpsucker, Quillback Hengelaar
Hengelaar
2 days 16 hours ago
Hengelaar's picture
Grumble...
Hengelaar
2 days 9 hours ago
Very cool catch, Mr. JK!! Very jealous here. Nyes, I recognize the spot too... There's Muskie in That River?
JK
3 days 20 min ago
Hengelaar's picture
Blind luck. There's yer story
Hengelaar
2 days 9 hours ago
Blind luck. There's yer story. Well, semi-blind, at best... Carpsucker, Quillback Hengelaar
Hengelaar
2 days 16 hours ago
andy's picture
Thanks
andy
2 days 10 hours ago
I think you nailed it.  What a weird freaking fish... What the heck is this fish?
andy
2 days 12 hours ago
Jknuth's picture
Thinking it may be a Prowfish
Jknuth
2 days 11 hours ago
Thinking it may be a Prowfish (Zaprora silenus)   What the heck is this fish?
andy
2 days 12 hours ago
andy's picture
Cool catch
andy
2 days 12 hours ago
A muskellunge from those waters is a pretty cool catch in my book!  Congrats man. There's Muskie in That River?
JK
3 days 20 min ago
Eli's picture
Oh you SOB! Huge congrats on
Eli
2 days 15 hours ago
Oh you SOB! Huge congrats on that one. Can't wait to read the story. Carpsucker, Quillback Hengelaar
Hengelaar
2 days 16 hours ago
Dr Flathead's picture
Its gotta be the same couple
Dr Flathead
2 days 16 hours ago
Its gotta be the same couple local guys tossing those fins on the shore.  Seen them dead on both sides for way too many years.  Nice ones too.  But... more There's Muskie in That River?
JK
3 days 20 min ago
Eli's picture
Awesome catch dude!
Eli
2 days 17 hours ago
Awesome catch dude! Don't worry about semantics... River on a fixed line rod
Outdoors4life
1 week 5 days ago