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Thread: Catch more and bigger perch, guaranteed!!!

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    Default Catch more and bigger perch, guaranteed!!!

    Not gonna mince words - our in-shore fisheries are over-fished. Donít believe me? Ask any local old enough to remember the 60s.

    So, the reality is; either you are part of the problem or part of the solution.

    Iím not a catch-and-release zealot. Do what you want (only Bigfoot can judge you.)

    If what you want to do is conserve by selective harvest, I have some information that may be of interest to you.

    The gender of barred surf perch can be easily determined.

    Hereís how:

    Male barred surf perch have a pronounced notch in their anal fin. It is a reproductive adaptation.


    Can you see it?

    Female barred surf perch DO NOT have this notch.



    Dig it?

    Now, Iím no scientist, but even I know this basic fact: A single male can mate with multiple females. Therefore, removing a male(s) only from a population, over time, will have less of an impact on over-all numbers than removing males and females or females only.

    So, if you think it might be cool for your grandkids to know what a barred perch over 10Ē looks like, well, you just might wanna try throwiní the mamas back once in a while.

    I am not sorry if this offends you.

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    Thanks good information.

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    I always make sure to release pregnant female perch.... after I squeeze all the live young into my mouth.

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    Thanks City Dad, Great info! Got any similar info & pics of other surf fish species?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Homefish View Post
    Thanks City Dad, Great info! Got any similar info & pics of other surf fish species?
    If I ever manage to finally catch another surf species, I'll let you know!

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    I didn't know you could eat them!!!!,I personally applaud your post as we all need to be aware of conservation,when you are out there with the skunk ,remember this post ,,,thanks

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    Thanks for sharing! Great to know

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    Great info! Thanks

    Cya Tuna Vic

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