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Perch Spawn?


mrgungho

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I may have missed this somewhere in one of the reports but are the Perch spawning yet? 

Thanks for any info!  

Wart

"Some go to church and think about fishing, others go fishing and think about God."

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52 minutes ago, Ellros said:

Define "perch".   I didn't think  TR had yellow perch.  I've never seen mention of them being caught.

Bluegill, longear sunfish, green sunfish 

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Just now, mrgungho said:

Learned something new

Always thought the sunfish and perch family were one in the same for some reason. I also just learned a walleye is classified as a perch 

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11 hours ago, mrgungho said:

I may have missed this somewhere in one of the reports but are the Perch spawning yet? 

Thanks for any info!  

Wart

As of a few weeks ago yes. We saw some nice ones in the backs of pockets. 

They've always been perch to me too. 

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We've had this "perch" convo here before. It's a regional deal and varies. Northerners associate perch with yellow perch. Which is correct, factually speaking. Southerners call them "brim or bream" which is associated with bluegill, sunfish, shellcrackers, etc. Midwesterners/Ozark Folk for whatever reason lump green sunfish, red ear, bluegill, yellow perch and pumpkinseeds into one group....perch. It's not correct, factually speaking.  Perch should really only refer to the Yellow Perch found in northern lakes. However, Yellow Perch are found in Bull Shoals and there was a pic here on OAF a couple years back of a nice specimen caught by a board member. Not sure the reason but that's the way it is 'round here.  In my family we really have two classifications on TR....Bluegill and Perch. Blue Gill are of course Blue Gill and Perch are green sunfish and pumpkinseeds. Redears are in Table Rock but they are pretty rare to come across. My grandfather always referred to green sunfish as "black perch" and not sure how that came about. Assuming because when they move shallow they take on a darker, almost black pigment from soaking up the sun. The bigger ones especially.

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