My late fall species search had me at many tailwater areas in Southern Indiana searching for the common, but elusive Black Redhorse. Although this attempt failed I found myself catching a very unexpected species. My first yellow perch was caught from the tailwater at Cecil Harden Lake, a spot according to fishmap that does not contain this species. Two weeks later I caught a slightly larger specimen in the brookville tailwater in southeast Indiana that also should not contain this species. This is the not the most impressive lifelist addition, but it always exciting to pull something unexpected from a local watershed.