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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Hengelaar's picture
Grumble...
Hengelaar
13 hours 2 min ago
Very cool catch, Mr. JK!! Very jealous here. Nyes, I recognize the spot too... There's Muskie in That River?
JK
1 day 3 hours ago
Hengelaar's picture
Blind luck. There's yer story
Hengelaar
13 hours 5 min ago
Blind luck. There's yer story. Well, semi-blind, at best... Carpsucker, Quillback Hengelaar
Hengelaar
20 hours 9 min ago
andy's picture
Thanks
andy
13 hours 54 min ago
I think you nailed it.  What a weird freaking fish... What the heck is this fish?
andy
15 hours 32 min ago
Jknuth's picture
Thinking it may be a Prowfish
Jknuth
14 hours 42 min ago
Thinking it may be a Prowfish (Zaprora silenus)   What the heck is this fish?
andy
15 hours 32 min ago
andy's picture
Cool catch
andy
15 hours 58 min ago
A muskellunge from those waters is a pretty cool catch in my book!  Congrats man. There's Muskie in That River?
JK
1 day 3 hours ago
Eli's picture
Oh you SOB! Huge congrats on
Eli
19 hours 13 min ago
Oh you SOB! Huge congrats on that one. Can't wait to read the story. Carpsucker, Quillback Hengelaar
Hengelaar
20 hours 9 min ago
Dr Flathead's picture
Its gotta be the same couple
Dr Flathead
19 hours 44 min 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
1 day 3 hours ago
Eli's picture
Awesome catch dude!
Eli
21 hours 2 min ago
Awesome catch dude! Don't worry about semantics... River on a fixed line rod
Outdoors4life
1 week 3 days ago
JK's picture
Even on the high bank?
JK
1 day 7 min ago
Howdy Doc,   The book I read about muskies had a whole chapter about how they hate bricks. Can't believe you got yours on the high bank in the shadow... more There's Muskie in That River?
JK
1 day 3 hours ago
TonyS's picture
On second look I recognize th
TonyS
1 day 18 min ago
On second look I recognize the spot, I've only been there a couple times...   There is a lake nearby with a water connection that is stocked with... more There's Muskie in That River?
JK
1 day 3 hours ago
Dr Flathead's picture
Very cool!  Check out my life
Dr Flathead
1 day 36 min ago
Very cool!  Check out my lifelist Muskie pic.  You might recognize the spot.  There's Muskie in That River?
JK
1 day 3 hours ago
TonyS's picture
No doubt what that is.... con
TonyS
1 day 3 hours ago
No doubt what that is.... congrats!  Muskies turn up in all kinds of rivers that "don't have them" -stocked muskies leave reserviors all the time and... more There's Muskie in That River?
JK
1 day 3 hours ago
Gunnar's picture
I can't see it, but I want to
Gunnar
1 day 10 hours ago
I can't see it, but I want to. Pickerel Painting
drawer.bli
2 days 20 hours ago
Hengelaar's picture
What a Great Story!
Hengelaar
1 day 11 hours ago
Thanks, Mr. PMK! and congrats on the Sacramento Perch. Hard luck with those Owens Suckers.... Not to sound mean, but, in a way, it's a little... more Sacramento Perch
pmk00001
1 week 23 hours ago
Carp Chaser's picture
nice fish DJ! 47" that's a mo
Carp Chaser
1 day 12 hours ago
nice fish DJ! 47" that's a monster. giant ontario muskie
dj330
1 week 4 days ago
Carp Chaser's picture
That is totally cool that you
Carp Chaser
1 day 12 hours ago
That is totally cool that you caught a river on a micro fishing set up! Not just the light line but also having no reel would make it extremely hard... more River on a fixed line rod
Outdoors4life
1 week 3 days ago
Carp Chaser's picture
 
Carp Chaser
1 day 12 hours ago
  Went back to the creek this afternoon with my brother. A ton of small bullheads have moved into the area so targeting micros was a bit harder. Phil... more Lets play name the species again!!!
Carp Chaser
1 week 5 days ago
Sara D's picture
Yeah it was pretty awesome da
Sara D
2 days 11 hours ago
Yeah it was pretty awesome day..out fished the men!! Caught my black and a greater..it was bad ass!! Redhorse, Black Sara D
Sara D
2 weeks 1 day ago
Corey's picture
Sacramento Perch
Corey
2 days 19 hours ago
It's funny, they are in serious decline in their native range, but as an invasive species (like in Pyramid Lake, NV) they can be caught in almost... more Sacramento Perch
pmk00001
1 week 23 hours ago
drawer.bli's picture
It seems to me that Sacrament
drawer.bli
2 days 19 hours ago
It seems to me that Sacramento perch are pretty rare and the subject of conservation efforts. But then I found these images online. I'm stunned and... more Sacramento Perch
pmk00001
1 week 23 hours ago
drawer.bli's picture
That's a channel cat. Look at
drawer.bli
3 days 1 hour ago
That's a channel cat. Look at the forked tail and the spots. Also to elongated to be a white catfish. Catfish, White cwtapp
cwtapp
2 years 2 weeks ago
Eli's picture
Good to see a report from you
Eli
3 days 12 hours ago
Good to see a report from you, Pat, and big congrats on them perch! Way way cool. Even if it took me a good two glasses of water just to get through... more Sacramento Perch
pmk00001
1 week 23 hours ago
Outdoors4life's picture
Precision
Outdoors4life
3 days 18 hours ago
Precision is the name of the game! I hooked up with a shorthead that came unhooked and one other river that was larger that I broke off on. I figured... more River on a fixed line rod
Outdoors4life
1 week 3 days ago
andy's picture
Cane poles...
andy
3 days 21 hours ago
This awesome catch just reminded me how cool cane poles actually are, and how I need to experiment with them more.  Sight-fishing to redhorse would... more River on a fixed line rod
Outdoors4life
1 week 3 days ago
TonyS's picture
Dude.  That's awesome, great
TonyS
4 days 13 hours ago
Dude.  That's awesome, great report and great fish!  120*F... umm... I'd rather fish weather 150*F cooler... maybe I'm a wimp but the 90*F temps a... more Sacramento Perch
pmk00001
1 week 23 hours ago
Mike B's picture
Great stuff man, I also looke
Mike B
4 days 13 hours ago
Great stuff man, I also looked at pics of Sacramento perch when I was a kid and thought how cool they were being the largest and most westerly of... more Sacramento Perch
pmk00001
1 week 23 hours ago
Corey's picture
No biggie
Corey
4 days 17 hours ago
It's still a phenomenal catch. I wish I could've been there to see it! River on a fixed line rod
Outdoors4life
1 week 3 days ago
Deftik's picture
Nice one!
Deftik
4 days 19 hours ago
Nice one! Bass, Smallmouth Wisfisher
Wisfisher
5 days 14 hours ago
Outdoors4life's picture
Corey, I reread what the titl
Outdoors4life
4 days 19 hours ago
Corey, I reread what the title said earlier and I was thinking that too and came on here to change the title. The cane poles I have had in the past... more River on a fixed line rod
Outdoors4life
1 week 3 days ago
Corey's picture
Flyfishing
Corey
4 days 20 hours ago
I'm not a purist either, but your post is very misleading. You titled the post "Tenkara River". That means you caught a River Redhorse while tenkara... more River on a fixed line rod
Outdoors4life
1 week 3 days ago