Perch Pig-Out: Freak Photo
Here's an awesome photo from Fishhound friends Joe and Josh over at the Haulin Bass CT blog. These guys live, eat and breathe fishing in and around Connecticut and write about it whenever they can. They give up a lot of usable, current fishing info. They're Fishhound members too!
Here's what Josh said about this freak fish and its too-big dinner they encountered a few weeks ago.
Joe and I started our day at a "pike lake" in Central CT. With the weedkill chemicals leaving a milky green haze in the water – similar to that of Bantam Lake but worse – we decided to go back to The River. We'd been there a couple weeks ago in search of pike, only to find water temps still in the 70s and no pattern had formed.
Today was similar. Water temps are now down in the 63 to 65 range. It was slow. We saw more of a presence of pike in our spots today, but they're still in between – as opposed to other fisheries we've been putting some time into.
The bass surprised me in a way today, hitting large, gaudy spinnerbaits decked out for enticing pike, run on steel leaders.
Joe and I heard what sounded like a fish jumping behind us, and we both turned to find this at the surface. An 11-inch bass trying to choke down a 9-inch perch. Unreal. The barb on the perch's gillplate was stuck in the bass' lip. We successfully separated them and both fish swam off.
Please give Joe and Josh a soundoff if you like their fish: Visit http://haulinbassct.blogspot.com.