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NorCal Underwater Hunters Discussion => Hunting Contests & Competitions => Topic started by: TheKeeneroo on September 07, 2018, 02:04:09 PM

Title: CA State Record Perch
Post by: TheKeeneroo on September 07, 2018, 02:04:09 PM
Big Jim just commented on his state record MFE today on Facebook which made me curious to look at some state records. Upon research, the state record for spearfishing (free dive) Rubber Lipped Perch is 4 lbs 10oz. Well... LOOK AT THIS PICTURE (4lb 8oz)and compare belly sizes with the one I'm holding right in the water. It was super pregnant. Since perch are live breeders (no eggs laid - just live fish) I thought I'd be a nice guy and pushed all the babies out of her before I brained her (they were ready and about 30 babies swam away). I thought I was saving fish for later... had no thought that this could be a state record perch...  I AM KICKING MYSELF SO BAD RIGHT NOW! Upon further research (https://www.wildlife.ca.gov/Fishing/Ocean/Fish-ID/Sportfish/Perches#rubberlip (https://www.wildlife.ca.gov/Fishing/Ocean/Fish-ID/Sportfish/Perches#rubberlip)) the largest recorded rubber lip was 19.6" and mine is 20.125"...

Is there somewhere I can submit these photos for some semblance of official recognition for a freaking huge surfperch?

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Title: Re: CA State Record Perch
Post by: DG on September 07, 2018, 02:26:11 PM
Don’t get caught up in the records.  Just enjoy the quality fish when you can get them. 
Title: Re: CA State Record Perch
Post by: TheKeeneroo on September 07, 2018, 02:32:29 PM
Don’t get caught up in the records.  Just enjoy the quality fish when you can get them.

That's like saying don't take karate just to beat people up.  :P
I hear ya, Duane. Just want at least 1 record to hang on the wall... who knows.. maybe it will be DOTY 2018 =P
Title: Re: CA State Record Perch
Post by: DG on September 07, 2018, 02:59:56 PM
I meant don’t beat yourself up.  Always good to challenge yourself and finding bigger fish sure helps. 

I thought learning karate was so you can beat people up. 
Title: Re: CA State Record Perch
Post by: Rob102 on September 07, 2018, 08:12:18 PM
All hail the great perch slayer!  We can sit around the campfire and tell the saga for generations to come!

Not very prestigious the record for the biggest of the smallest fish  I find it a bit ironic that people get records because a fish grew up, and then they killed it.

 :P
Title: Re: CA State Record Perch
Post by: TheKeeneroo on September 07, 2018, 09:45:24 PM
All hail the great perch slayer!  We can sit around the campfire and tell the saga for generations to come!

Not very prestigious the record for the biggest of the smallest fish  I find it a bit ironic that people get records because a fish grew up, and then they killed it.

 :P

You popped my balloon. But would we expect anything else from Rob102?

Complement sandwiches go a long way in conversations! =P
Title: Re: CA State Record Perch
Post by: Rob102 on September 07, 2018, 10:27:04 PM
Lol. I’m trying to prevent you from becoming an egomaniac.  ;D

Jim’s record is a bit tongue in cheek. He and Fuzz went back and forth several times. Adam had some big mfe too. There are some guys who take records seriously, which is funny because nobody takes those guys seriously.


Even the guys who kill really spectacular fish will tell you that it’s mostly luck.
Title: Re: CA State Record Perch
Post by: Sunny Cove on September 09, 2018, 01:19:46 PM
Congratulations Keeneroo!

I'd say if you are adventuring way off the beaten path and charging it when conditions suck, then heck yeah, you earned some recognition, even if it was a "lowly" perch. Points is points!


Title: Re: CA State Record Perch
Post by: John on September 10, 2018, 12:00:52 PM
My son shot a pile perch, we ate it. Then we saw it would have easily been the state record but the only record book I want to be in is the 10" ab list. ..
Title: Re: CA State Record Perch
Post by: MATT MATTISON on September 10, 2018, 04:07:37 PM
My son shot a pile perch, we ate it. Then we saw it would have easily been the state record but the only record book I want to be in is the 10" ab list. ..

You will have to wait to 2021 or longer for that sadly
Title: Re: CA State Record Perch
Post by: TheKeeneroo on September 10, 2018, 04:58:57 PM
My son shot a pile perch, we ate it. Then we saw it would have easily been the state record but the only record book I want to be in is the 10" ab list. ..

You will have to wait to 2021 or longer for that sadly

Which is exceptionally frustrating.
Title: Re: CA State Record Perch
Post by: Sir Rob IV on September 10, 2018, 05:15:00 PM
My son shot a pile perch, we ate it. Then we saw it would have easily been the state record but the only record book I want to be in is the 10" ab list. ..

You will have to wait to 2021 or longer for that sadly

Which is exceptionally frustrating.
Why think of all the 11 spots well find during the closure  :P glass is always half full
Title: Re: CA State Record Perch
Post by: Alfonso on September 10, 2018, 06:42:08 PM
Why think of all the 11 spots well find during the closure  :P glass is always half full
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I like the way you think.
Title: Re: CA State Record Perch
Post by: TheKeeneroo on September 11, 2018, 09:33:38 AM
They did a study with kids on this principle. Put 1 marshmallow in front of them and said if they can wait 5 minutes they get a couple more. Can you guess the outcome?  :P

#iamaonemarshmellowman