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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Deftik's picture
To my knowledge nobody on the
Deftik
11 min ago
To my knowledge nobody on the site has landed a Pacu from Florida, I know Coolwater caught one in Ohio! Heres the articles that popped up when I... more Can you help me find pacu?
F1sh3R
1 day 11 hours ago
krazyk's picture
Pretty awesome. What kind of
krazyk
5 hours 23 min ago
Pretty awesome. What kind of a leader were you using? Musky on the fly
WFC
1 day 19 hours ago
Gunnar's picture
Pretty amazing, given that th
Gunnar
12 hours 13 min ago
Pretty amazing, given that there are only a couple dozen accepted collections in WI between 1875 and 2006. Even if you include the uncertain records... more Lifelist Wisconsin goldeye
dwalc400
3 days 12 hours ago
Nice one
absentx
13 hours 57 min ago
The Bowfin part of this story is really sad! I don't know if there is a more misunderstood fish out there. Nice Muskie! There's Muskie in That River?
JK
3 weeks 3 days ago
D.T.'s picture
Good job!
D.T.
19 hours 44 min ago
The muskie is very nice indeed, but ya think ya woulda been more proud of that trout? Either way catchin all them fish and the muskie in the pic make... more Musky on the fly
WFC
1 day 19 hours ago
andy's picture
Nice fish!
andy
1 day 2 hours ago
Great looking muskellunge, and cool to get one on a fly as well.  Love the look of them river muskies Musky on the fly
WFC
1 day 19 hours ago
dwalc400's picture
A different goldeye was caugh
dwalc400
1 day 3 hours ago
A different goldeye was caught by another person in the same location about a half hour before I caught my goldeye. Lifelist Wisconsin goldeye
dwalc400
3 days 12 hours ago
krazyk's picture
Deftik, I would be lying if I
krazyk
1 day 4 hours ago
Deftik, I would be lying if I said I wasn't thrilled with all the brookie fishing! They are so scarce around here they should be considered... more The Adirondacks 2014
krazyk
2 days 4 hours ago
Eli's picture
Well done. I'm often surprise
Eli
1 day 12 hours ago
Well done. I'm often surprised by the quality pf the fishing that can be had within the GTA. Resident headwater hunting
spazz
3 days 16 hours ago
Mike B's picture
Pleasant read. Thanks for sha
Mike B
1 day 14 hours ago
Pleasant read. Thanks for sharing. I could spend some time there. The Adirondacks 2014
krazyk
2 days 4 hours ago
zippyFX's picture
Thanks Eli!   I had oiginally
zippyFX
1 day 15 hours ago
Thanks Eli!   I had oiginally looked up ock sole and they bought up images of Lepidopsetta bilineata. Lepidopsetta polyxystra seems to be the match... more Please add Unknown Fish,
zippyFX
3 days 13 hours ago
Eli's picture
Yep.  Those trout are growing
Eli
1 day 15 hours ago
Yep.  Those trout are growing big to avoid becoming snacks for that mooskie you're holding.  Awesome fish and awesome photo! Musky on the fly
WFC
1 day 19 hours ago
Eli's picture
Thats a mean looking SOB
Eli
1 day 15 hours ago
Thats a mean looking SOB Please add Mexican Barred Snapper, Hoplopagrus guentherii
EmotionalSpock
2 days 1 hour ago
Eli's picture
It's a beautiful area for sur
Eli
1 day 15 hours ago
It's a beautiful area for sure.  Let me know next time you're headed that way and I might joint you. I'm just over two hours from there. The Adirondacks 2014
krazyk
2 days 4 hours ago
Hengelaar's picture
What a beautiful fish!
Hengelaar
1 day 16 hours ago
What a beautiful fish! Musky on the fly
WFC
1 day 19 hours ago
drawer.bli's picture
Those are some fat smallies! 
drawer.bli
1 day 17 hours ago
Those are some fat smallies!  The Good Ol' Miss
Muskymags
1 week 1 day ago
zippyFX's picture
Thanks! I have resized.
zippyFX
1 day 21 hours ago
Thanks! I have resized. Fishing the Straits of Georgia in Nanaimo BC
zippyFX
4 days 13 hours ago
andy's picture
Cool report
andy
1 day 23 hours ago
That is some nice fishing that you got into out there.  Could you please resize the images to fit within the page?  600 px wide or so is best.  ... more Fishing the Straits of Georgia in Nanaimo BC
zippyFX
4 days 13 hours ago
Deftik's picture
I knew you were local when I
Deftik
2 days 2 hours ago
I knew you were local when I saw the native brookies coupled with yellow perch, and rock bass. I know your pain man, serious lack good targets in our... more The Adirondacks 2014
krazyk
2 days 4 hours ago
Gunnar's picture
Wow! That's 2 lifelist WI gol
Gunnar
2 days 12 hours ago
Wow! That's 2 lifelist WI goldeyes this summer that I know of. Was it alone, or were there more (a school, perhaps)? When I caught mine there were... more Lifelist Wisconsin goldeye
dwalc400
3 days 12 hours ago
Eli's picture
The bigger two are Northern R
Eli
2 days 13 hours ago
The bigger two are Northern Rock Sole. No idea about the smaller one. English Sole have a much larger mouth (see my lifelist photo). Please add Unknown Fish,
zippyFX
3 days 13 hours ago
DavidG's picture
Only just seeing this report.
DavidG
2 days 20 hours ago
Only just seeing this report... hate that your got rained on, we had the same thing happen to us last year and it TOTALLY ruins the fishing..  The... more "No-Alligator" Gar trip to Texas....
Muskymags
1 week 6 days ago
GeluNumber1's picture
The Allen S. King generating
GeluNumber1
3 days 12 hours ago
The Allen S. King generating plant near Bayport has a warm-water discharge into the St Croix. I've caught a good variety of fish there. Also, the... more Metro Area River Fishing
Patrick Young
3 days 18 hours ago
Beautiful Natives
maxkaufmannjr
3 days 21 hours ago
The best part of Maine, the beautiful native brook trout.  These range from 12-16", and the bottom is a beautiful spawning male.  I caught a 19.5"... more Trout, Brook
maxkaufmannjr
3 days 21 hours ago
Ali Iyoob's picture
Crazy stuff!
Ali Iyoob
4 days 19 hours ago
This looks like an epic trip, jealous!! Kraken at last!
Mike B
2 months 2 weeks ago
Ali Iyoob's picture
Does shape match though?
Ali Iyoob
4 days 20 hours ago
Yeah the colors are definitely variable, and the fact that it is not in a photo tank makes it darker Im sure. But check out the photos here http://... more Please add Goby sp. ,
Ali Iyoob
6 days 20 hours ago
Mike B's picture
Ya, that's not a staghorn. Th
Mike B
4 days 21 hours ago
Ya, that's not a staghorn. They have pretty smooth heads and little antlers on the edge of their gill plates. Pretty sure it is a Great but would... more Please add Pacific staghorn sculpin, Leptocottus armatus
zippyFX
5 days 13 hours ago
zippyFX's picture
Not really.... It was rather
zippyFX
5 days 56 min ago
Not really.... It was rather timid with maw wide open ;) Please add Pacific staghorn sculpin, Leptocottus armatus
zippyFX
5 days 13 hours ago
zippyFX's picture
Another angle.....
zippyFX
5 days 1 hour ago
Please add Pacific staghorn sculpin, Leptocottus armatus
zippyFX
5 days 13 hours ago
zippyFX's picture
Thanks guys!   I am in discus
zippyFX
5 days 1 hour ago
Thanks guys!   I am in discussion with some others in another forum and the first one may not be Staghorn. there is a chance it is a Greater Sculpin... more Please add Pacific staghorn sculpin, Leptocottus armatus
zippyFX
5 days 13 hours ago