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.