An unexpected lifelist addition in early December

Saturday, December 16, 2017
Perch, Yellow

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. 


Goldenfishberg's picture

Just gotta love those Surpise Lifers! 

Ya just Can't catch um from the couch.

Casey Shanaberger's picture

Catching fish where they aren't "supposed to be" is a great thing! That one's pretty too!

2017 Undisputed Iowa Small Drum and Creek Chub Champion

Wisfisher's picture

Even if you don't think it's impressive, it's still an addition to your listand that is impressive in itself.

Any fish species is worth catching.

Eli's picture

They show up in places they have no business being, and once they're there, they're there forever. 

Surprise lifers are fun, though!