Perch, Sand

Details

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Scientific Name:
Diplectrum formosum
Fight Rating:
Very Easy Pointer
Description:

Water: Salt/Coastal Waters Where: Offshore / Inshore
Size: Most common at well under a pound, ranging from a few inches up to about 9 or so
Fight: A fiesty and agressive fish altho due to his size his bark is less than his bite.
Deliciousness: Good Panfish
Range: Both Coasts Technique: Drifting / Still Fishing
Baits: Shrimp / Baitfish / Lures Tackle: Spinning

The Sand perch is characterized by a long body, ranging from tan to bronze to brick fading to the underside, with darker tiger like stripes along his side. He has a blue bottom lip leading to blue stripes running horizontally all the way thru his dorsal fins, which are yellow, to the tip of his forked blue tail.

These fish are found from inside waters, bays and channels all the way out to open water, usually along open or patchy bottoms.

Shrimp pieces are the best natural bait, while jigs make for the best artificial. But this fish is not picky, taking most cutbaits and any well presented, size according artificial.

Fishing Spots

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Channel Islands Harbor Harbor (Saltwater)

Oxnard, CA
United States United States
2 18 1 4
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Cudjoe Bay Bay (Saltwater)

Cudjoe Key, FL
United States United States
2 116 2 19 6
Locph_1121427802_locid102783

Dickerson Bay Bay (Saltwater)

Panacea, FL
United States United States
52 3 4
Locph_84452774_locid102852

Dixie Bay Bay (Saltwater)

Crystal River, FL
United States United States
40 3 4
Locph_1460073420_locid102961

Fish Trap Bay Bay (Saltwater)

Bonita Springs, FL
United States United States
1 34 17 2
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Gulf of Mexico (FL) Gulf of Mexico

Clearwater, FL
United States United States
Locph_1817537183_locid103175

Intercoastal Waterway Bay (Saltwater)

Delray Beach, FL
United States United States
63 1 6 4
Locph_382074557_locid102782

Levy Bay Bay (Saltwater)

Panacea, FL
United States United States
28 3 2
Locph_1179098706_locid102910

Lyons Bay Bay (Saltwater)

Venice, FL
United States United States
66 3 4
Locph_1120544552_locid107304

Marco Island Island (Saltwater)

Goodland, FL
United States United States
20 72 1 16 8
Locph_1455868375_locid108605

Pacific Ocean Ocean

Newport Beach, CA
United States United States
6 28 3 8
Locph_210739897_locid102915

Placida Harbor Bay (Saltwater)

Placida, FL
United States United States
6 66 1 22 6
Locph_1105550316_locid102638

San Pablo Bay Bay (Saltwater)

San Pablo, CA
United States United States
8 12 2 2 4
Missing

Sarasota Bay Bay (Saltwater)

Sarasota, FL
United States United States
Locph_743176487_locid103653

Selby Bay Bay (Saltwater)

Edgewater, MD
United States United States
10 2 3 6

Guides

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Tournaments

There are no tournaments specified for this fish.