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Postby honkerhtr » Fri Feb 29, 2008 3:06 pm

those look like nice perch to me but they sure are not 19 inches. looks like to me that they are nice 13 to 14 inch 1lb and a 1/2. but i may be wrong. i have gotten some 15 to 16 inches and those were some real hogs. and i have caught alot of perch in my days fishing and never seen any 19 inches
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Postby honkerhtr » Fri Feb 29, 2008 3:21 pm

How bout this ol'boy!!!!! This Bad Boy tiped the scales at 5lbs 15oz!!!!!!!! Image
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Postby Jim111 » Fri Feb 29, 2008 7:21 pm

Aha! I think the red tail on that fish is a dead giveaway that this fish is likely at least partly "redfin perch" (or European Perch) a fish from Great Brittain/Europe/Australia that does indeed reach HUGE proportions. I doubt it's a yellow perch like we have here in New England. Try googling "redfin perch" and I thinbk you'll see some other photos of monster redfin perch. Great fish. I wish we had some HERE! -Jim

PS Here's a link to check them out for yourself:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/European_perch
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Postby litchfield fisher » Sat Mar 01, 2008 7:15 am

really what is the world record because I was pretty sure maines was about 21 inches so this one was close to it but I belive they got it mounted or its still in the freezer so I will try to get you a picture of it
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Postby MNwallyfisher » Sat Mar 01, 2008 9:20 am

I still HIGHLY DOUBT you caught a 21 in. perch............ :roll: :wink:
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Postby litchfield fisher » Sat Mar 01, 2008 9:29 am

I did not catch it it was some friends of mine I was not even there when they caught it I just saw it afterwards
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Postby Tigerjig » Sat Mar 01, 2008 9:44 am

I caught a real beuaty of a perch last year out of Wachusett Ressi. IT was a white perck on a tube-jig. 3.6 lbs , it was about 17 to 18 inches., however i believe whiteys get larger then yellows
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Postby fishdudeinvt » Sat Mar 01, 2008 10:09 am

those are nice where did u get those?
bigger the better! =D
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Postby litchfield fisher » Sat Mar 01, 2008 10:25 am

yes whities do get bigger we catch them mostly up here in the spring when they spawn they travel in huge schools and we catch them on worms pitched out into the area they are spawning in and we catch some we call humbacks that are big like those you mentioned catching but those are nice perch they are a good eating fish but we ocasionally catch them threw the ice to and you can usally tell its a white perch because the line runs parallel to the ice right underneath it but they put up a good fight and cacthing them in the spring is fun becasue every cast produces a fish so with the two line limit you can fill a bucket up some quick
if you enjoy spending your free time outside in the snow when its 20 degrees to drill holes through the ice chances are you are from maine
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Postby Navillus » Sat Mar 01, 2008 11:39 am

For comparison purposes of the Maine yellow perch being discussed ....

The PA state record is a 2 lb., 9 oz. yellow perch -- which measured 16.25-inches long -- was caught by Keith Meck of Macungie, while ice fishing at Beltzville Lake on February 9, 2000.

Click on the link to see a big Maryland perch, for comparison purposes of the Maine yellow perch being discussed: http://www.dnr.state.md.us/dnrnews/pres ... 1606a.html

Notice the length of this MD perch, which is supposed to be the 4th largest ever caught, behind #1) 4 pound, 3 ounce perch caught in NJ in 1865;#2) 3 pound, 12 ounce perch caught in MI in 1947; and#3) 3 pound, 8 ounce perch caught in NY in 1982.

I'm just saying .... :roll:
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Postby litchfield fisher » Sat Mar 01, 2008 12:35 pm

I do know this yellow perch was long but was not that heavy it was unlike most yellow perch that are deeper and shorter its in a pond competing with one of the highest bass populations I have ever seen so it was not that fat just longer I am sure that the one on that link was bigger this one was just an odd ball that was long and thin
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Postby CJC » Sat Mar 01, 2008 3:41 pm

The world record is 4 lbs 3 oz for a yellow perch. This beauty was caught way back in 1865 in New Jersey! Big perch!
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Postby Merciful Madman » Sat Mar 01, 2008 5:19 pm

and the master angler award for Michigan starts at 15 inches


Yellow Perch
Master Angler
minimum entry length 14"
minimum weight 1lbs-13 oz
State Record 3lbs-12oz

Minimum Lengths apply to Catch and Release entries Only ***** Minimum Weights apply to Catch and Keep entries Only

http://www.michigan.gov/documents/masterangler2003-PR8008_51760_7.pdf
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Postby Jim111 » Sat Mar 01, 2008 6:04 pm

For the record folks,...."white perch" are not "perch" at all, but a member of the white bass family, more closely related to a striped bass. They are caught in both fresh and salt water. -Jim
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Postby litchfield fisher » Sat Mar 01, 2008 6:57 pm

true very true but they still taste good and I consider bass and perch white and yellow to all be the same catagory anyway and they do act quite a bit like the tiger trout so thanks for the reminder but I still condsider them perch
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