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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the pyromaniac's picture
There's lotsa words in there
the pyromaniac
14 hours 18 min ago
There's lotsa words in there that didn't make the list. Fishing Word Find
Corey
3 days 23 hours ago
Mike B's picture
Glad I can contribute Andy. I
Mike B
22 hours 41 min ago
Glad I can contribute Andy. I've learned much and have adopted much from the information contributed by members on this website, so if I can add a... more Esox leaders.
Moose439
2 days 14 hours ago
Jason E.'s picture
When I lived in Boston and on
Jason E.
22 hours 44 min ago
When I lived in Boston and on Cape Cod, I LOVED to catch dogfish.  Sometimes, they'd be the only fish that would bite.  Great fighters and very... more Smooth Dogfish in the news
pmk00001
2 days 5 hours ago
Bubbajoe's picture
Fly's aren't going to cause a
Bubbajoe
1 day 46 min ago
Fly's aren't going to cause a lot of line twist's like cowgirls, etc tend to, so I'd skip the snap and tie the fly straight to the leader to avoid... more Esox leaders.
Moose439
2 days 14 hours ago
andy's picture
Good info here
andy
1 day 2 hours ago
Thanks for the responses, guys.  And Mike, when I said "still using snaps and swivels", I was just wondering if you used these connectors or if you... more Esox leaders.
Moose439
2 days 14 hours ago
Mike B's picture
My rig is similar to Bubbajoe
Mike B
1 day 16 hours ago
My rig is similar to Bubbajoe's Andy except I use a Trylene knot for my connections. Very quick to tie and very strong. I prefer a large Coastlock... more Esox leaders.
Moose439
2 days 14 hours ago
Corey's picture
Awesome!
Corey
1 day 18 hours ago
What a nice photo and fantastic article. The way a lot of saltwater anglers curse dogfish, it's cool to see such an enlightened and respectful piece... more Smooth Dogfish in the news
pmk00001
2 days 5 hours ago
Bubbajoe's picture
I use 80lb fluro. Swivel at t
Bubbajoe
1 day 22 hours ago
I use 80lb fluro. Swivel at the top, single snap at the bottom.  Tie everything together with jam knots (3-4 wraps is plenty) and you're good to go... more Esox leaders.
Moose439
2 days 14 hours ago
SuperFrog's picture
VERY cool! Congrats!
SuperFrog
2 days 1 hour ago
VERY cool! Congrats! Smooth Dogfish in the news
pmk00001
2 days 5 hours ago
andy's picture
Very cool!
andy
2 days 1 hour ago
Awesome stuff right there, congrats! Smooth Dogfish in the news
pmk00001
2 days 5 hours ago
andy's picture
Trying fluoro leaders
andy
2 days 1 hour ago
I have always wanted to try heavy fluoro for pike fishing, but just haven't given it a fair shake.  So Mike, you still use snaps and swivels?  What... more Esox leaders.
Moose439
2 days 14 hours ago
Mike B's picture
Cool, I had no idea you can b
Mike B
2 days 1 hour ago
Cool, I had no idea you can be gummed by a dogfish. Smooth Dogfish in the news
pmk00001
2 days 5 hours ago
rc6750's picture
That is fantastic.
rc6750
2 days 2 hours ago
Congrats, that is really cool. Smooth Dogfish in the news
pmk00001
2 days 5 hours ago
pmk00001's picture
wwwhhhhaaaattttttt!!!???
pmk00001
2 days 5 hours ago
Nice one!  Very sweet and mysterious fish! Carpsucker, Quillback Hengelaar
Hengelaar
4 days 19 hours ago
pmk00001's picture
Thanks Guys!
pmk00001
2 days 5 hours 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 4 days ago
Mike B's picture
Are you taking the ladies fis
Mike B
2 days 10 hours ago
Are you taking the ladies fishing too? I hope you post an expedition report. Esox leaders.
Moose439
2 days 14 hours ago
Moose439's picture
Thanks man, if anyone knows w
Moose439
2 days 12 hours 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
2 days 14 hours ago
Mike B's picture
I'm totally cool with 80 lbs
Mike B
2 days 13 hours 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
2 days 14 hours ago
Mike B's picture
Great article Corey. I bet I'
Mike B
2 days 16 hours 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
3 days 17 hours ago
Eli's picture
Thats a good one! I get excit
Eli
2 days 19 hours ago
Thats a good one! I get excited just thinking about watching one of those red-finned beasts approaching my worm. Tankywank
Hengelaar
3 days 12 hours ago
Deftik's picture
Nice dude, you're at one with
Deftik
2 days 20 hours ago
Nice dude, you're at one with the fishness. Carpsucker, Quillback Hengelaar
Hengelaar
4 days 19 hours ago
Eli's picture
Yeah I picked up a copy of Fl
Eli
2 days 22 hours 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
3 days 17 hours ago
D.T.'s picture
Congrats!
D.T.
2 days 23 hours ago
Another new lifer for ya. Attaboy. Almost a smile....almost. Carpsucker, Quillback Hengelaar
Hengelaar
4 days 19 hours ago
D.T.'s picture
boom choco-locka
D.T.
2 days 23 hours ago
That's right Jigs! NIce fish bud. Tankywank
Hengelaar
3 days 12 hours ago
D.T.'s picture
Nice!
D.T.
2 days 23 hours 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
3 days 23 hours ago
andy's picture
Great write-up!
andy
3 days 1 hour 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
3 days 17 hours ago
SuperFrog's picture
Picture not showing up mate.
SuperFrog
3 days 2 hours ago
Picture not showing up mate.  Have another shot. Pickerel Painting
drawer.bli
6 days 19 hours ago
SuperFrog's picture
And now we must catch it
SuperFrog
3 days 2 hours ago
And now we must catch it What the heck is this fish?
andy
4 days 15 hours ago
Outdoors4life's picture
Vanner a mark that does get h
Outdoors4life
3 days 2 hours 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 6 days ago
Carp Chaser's picture
Nice fish! Looks like a monst
Carp Chaser
3 days 11 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
3 days 12 hours ago