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    Default SE AK Perch

    Anyone ever see or catch any other perch species besides the small shiner perch near docks? My fish Id books indicate populations in SE alaska but I have never heard of anyone catching the larger species. I caught them in Oregon and they were a blast on a fly rod. It seems like many here (sitka) disregard rockfish so I assume most would not care about a bony perch. But I had to ask!

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    I've never heard of anyone catching a sea perch in AK
    I choose to fly fish, not because its easy, but because its hard.

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    Wink well, that's it then...

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    I never said that
    I choose to fly fish, not because its easy, but because its hard.

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    We call them perch but in the summer there are a million of them at the dock along with herring at times. We also have a huge run of black cod at the dock as well. Anyway the perch are a favorite of kids at the dock although they are only 4 inches or so. On a herring rig they rock for youngsters. Look like a bluegill to me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by homerdave View Post
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    The pacific ocean perch is found in the outside waters on the continental slope. They won't be hanging around the docks a lot.

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    Surf perch, people target them in oregon and washington, look like bluegill a bit sounds like they have em in POW
    I choose to fly fish, not because its easy, but because its hard.

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    Default the alaska perch species list

    Pile Perch and Striped Seapearch are what I was referring to. Sorry, I could have been more clear. Theses fish can get up to 17 inches and wiegh nearly 2 lbs. Again I am not referring to the Shiner perch which are herring sized and common along SE Alaskan docks. The two previosly mentioned perch probobly do range into SE alaska or every distribution map would not indicate there presence. I assume natrualists would have more interest in theses critters as they yield little sporting value to recreational fisherman with an Alaskan frame of mind.

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