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Offline LoveIce

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PERCH
« on: Feb 12, 2004, 08:25 PM »
Alot of people ice fish for white perch in maine like me they can run,12-16 inches my bigest was 18inch 3lb do you have white perch in your state? or just yellows
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Re: PERCH
« Reply #1 on: Feb 12, 2004, 08:47 PM »
No white perch in Indiana, just yellow, and if I ever caught a 3 pounder I would probably get a concusion from falling off the bucket and hitting my head on the ice, but it would be worth it, but anyways the biggest one I ever caught was 2lbs. 15inches in LAke Michigan JUMBO!!!
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Re: PERCH
« Reply #2 on: Feb 12, 2004, 08:51 PM »
Growin up, we used to spend a couple weeks on Bear Pond in Turner. I would be up at the crack a dawn and out fishin till dark. I used to catch over a 100 a day. My dad would take a mess of them and we would have a big fish dinner with all of the family. These memories will last for ever. I love the taste of white perch, lot of bones though. Need to make another trip up there some time so my kids can fish Bear Pond.  :D

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Re: PERCH
« Reply #3 on: Feb 12, 2004, 11:26 PM »
Have caught 1 white perch ice fishing. Excellent table fare, I thought the bones were larger than the yellow perch.What makes them White as opposed to yellow?
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Re: PERCH
« Reply #4 on: Feb 13, 2004, 09:42 AM »
Hi Gang!
   Well you won't be ice or shore fishing on lake Michigan any longer the stupid state of Indiana won't let you fish there anymore! The public access sites are all closed to the general public.  The marina public access sites will be closed this year to non marina members too!  So good luck launching your boats this summer!
   Stinking Indiana state. 
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Re: PERCH
« Reply #5 on: Feb 13, 2004, 01:10 PM »
geeeez i wish this wasn't posted here..just wait till germ from the ontario forum sees this. this is going to turn into a debate about size, just wait and see.  grumpymoe  ;D ;D

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Re: PERCH
« Reply #6 on: Feb 14, 2004, 02:30 PM »
A white perch isn't a perch, but a member of the temperate bass family (stripers, white bass, wipers, yellow bass). It is in no way related to the perch family.I think that they call it a perch because the humped back which the white perch has is similar to the humped back that larger yellow perch have.

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Re: PERCH
« Reply #7 on: Feb 14, 2004, 03:30 PM »
Are these white perch the same as freshwater drum or sheepshead.

I have heard people refer to drum as white perch on several occasions.
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Re: PERCH
« Reply #8 on: Feb 14, 2004, 04:44 PM »
No, White Perch aren't Freshwater Drum, much smaller. They actually aren't Perch either, but related to White and Striped Bass, their scientific name is something like Morone americanus

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Re: PERCH
« Reply #9 on: Feb 14, 2004, 05:17 PM »
Nah. Moron Americanus are the people who waste their time fishing for those instead of trout! ;)
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Re: PERCH
« Reply #10 on: Feb 14, 2004, 05:21 PM »
Nah. Moron Americanus are the people who waste their time fishing for those instead of trout! ;)
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Re: PERCH
« Reply #11 on: Feb 14, 2004, 06:00 PM »
Does the lake you fish get stocked with white bass hybrids?  If not then you were catching white bass, the hybrids can't reproduce.
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Re: PERCH
« Reply #12 on: Feb 14, 2004, 06:18 PM »
White Bass have stripes, just like mini stripers, white perch dont. White bass are the ones that butcher shad and similar baitfish on the surface in schools. White Perch are more solitary.

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Re: PERCH
« Reply #13 on: Feb 14, 2004, 07:16 PM »
White bass

White perch

In NY we have both. White perch are decent table fare from icy waters...White bass are a riot to catch weighing up to 4 lbs...taste like bad cat food!
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Re: PERCH
« Reply #14 on: Feb 14, 2004, 10:16 PM »
Oneida has both white bass and white perch. Probably white bass though, at that size.

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Re: PERCH
« Reply #15 on: Feb 14, 2004, 11:47 PM »
Nah. Moron Americanus are the people who waste their time fishing for those instead of trout! ;)
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Re: PERCH
« Reply #16 on: Feb 14, 2004, 11:51 PM »
We have white perch in MD and PA.  On Marylands tidal rivers, white perch, and yellow perch as well, are known for their spring spawning runs.  People gather in droves to fish for these tasty fish each year on these tributaries.  These spawning runs may be the only time that some folks fish...

In MD, we have white perch, striped bass, and hybrid stripers too, but no white bass (at least that I'm aware of).

RG, good pics showing the difference.
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Re: PERCH
« Reply #17 on: Feb 15, 2004, 02:31 AM »
A white perch isn't a perch, but a member of the temperate bass family (stripers, white bass, wipers, yellow bass). It is in no way related to the perch family.I think that they call it a perch because the humped back which the white perch has is similar to the humped back that larger yellow perch have.

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Re: PERCH
« Reply #18 on: Feb 15, 2004, 08:43 PM »
Note to self, dont eat white bass, they taste like cat food.......Now how does he know what cat food tastes like??, lol

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Re: PERCH
« Reply #19 on: Mar 12, 2007, 07:53 AM »
White bass
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White perch
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In NY we have both. White perch are decent table fare from icy waters...White bass are a riot to catch weighing up to 4 lbs...taste like bad cat food!
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