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#1453136 - 08/14/09 10:14 AM Perch Fishing Tour de Forrest
Nimrod777
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Had the distinct pleasure of spending the better part of a day with my own son as well as Captain NBForrest, elite fishing guide from Cleveland, TN. It had been too long since I'd kept such good company for such a fine purpose. The water was gorgeous, the lake relatively undisturbed, and the fish fairly cooperative.

As always, NBF shines on the water


The college boy hasn't lost his touch, although he can't obey a simple request to catch some yellow perch


Fortunately there are no length limitations on perch


UNfortunately the leaf spring on the trailer snapped on a rock. Took us two hours and the help of some passersby to get things into limping condition


Cleaning the fish, one perch had a 2" crawdad in his belly, one had hundreds of tiny, tiny snails, and one was chockfull of 8-10 of these thumbnail-sized critters. Anyone ID them for me? Ugly beasties, shell almost like a little turtle.


Good day, 18 keepers, and a great escape!
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#1453142 - 08/14/09 10:18 AM Re: Perch Fishing Tour de Forrest [Re: Nimrod777]
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#1453171 - 08/14/09 10:33 AM Re: Perch Fishing Tour de Forrest [Re: JohnnyBond]
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#1453216 - 08/14/09 11:08 AM Re: Perch Fishing Tour de Forrest [Re: Nimrod777]
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 Originally Posted By: Nimrod777
one was chockfull of 8-10 of these thumbnail-sized critters. Anyone ID them for me?


Looks like some variety of water boatman beetle.

bd


Edited by Brian Dunigan (08/14/09 11:10 AM)

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#1453303 - 08/14/09 12:13 PM Re: Perch Fishing Tour de Forrest [Re: B.D.]
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After some sketchy research, I think my bugs are dragonfly nymphs. I've changed my original statement of "ugly little beasties" to include "voracious killin' ugly little beasties"!
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#1453391 - 08/14/09 12:52 PM Re: Perch Fishing Tour de Forrest [Re: Nimrod777]
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#1454140 - 08/15/09 07:23 AM Re: Perch Fishing Tour de Forrest [Re: easy45]
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You forgot to mention that if you had 11 more of those
you caught you could have a can of sardines \:D


Glad you didnt post my monster.

Good times for sure. And the trailer is getting
fixed monday.
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#1454202 - 08/15/09 09:39 AM Re: Perch Fishing Tour de Forrest [Re: Nimrod777]
stik
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 Originally Posted By: Brian Dunigan
 Originally Posted By: Nimrod777
one was chockfull of 8-10 of these thumbnail-sized critters. Anyone ID them for me?


Looks like some variety of water boatman beetle.

bd

 Originally Posted By: Nimrod777
After some sketchy research, I think my bugs are dragonfly nymphs. I've changed my original statement of "ugly little beasties" to include "voracious killin' ugly little beasties"!


BD is right. those ARE NOT dragonfly nymphs.
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#1454245 - 08/15/09 10:09 AM Re: Perch Fishing Tour de Forrest [Re: stik]
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Very cool. \:D
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#1454381 - 08/15/09 01:46 PM Re: Perch Fishing Tour de Forrest [Re: RUGER]
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After further research, I'm still sticking with dragonfly nymphs. I know a boatman beetle, and these ain't it. However, I've seen multiple types of nymphs now, and a few that were a positive match.

Unfortunately the local birds have cleaned off my cleaning board of them!
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#1454408 - 08/15/09 02:27 PM Re: Perch Fishing Tour de Forrest [Re: Nimrod777]
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Looks like a good day. I did not know we had yellow perch in Tn. I have now learned something new today.
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#1454456 - 08/15/09 03:42 PM Re: Perch Fishing Tour de Forrest [Re: GRAMPS]
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Gramps, this lake and the Hiwassee are the only places I've seen them, but I spoke with a fellow whose son caught one out of the Chickamauga Dam area in Chattanooga years ago. Dunno how prevalent the population is, but I'd guess they need good cold water to flourish
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#1454543 - 08/15/09 05:12 PM Re: Perch Fishing Tour de Forrest [Re: Nimrod777]
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I caught a lot of them in Canada while fishing for walleyes. I really thought they were a northern fish.
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#1455021 - 08/16/09 06:43 AM Re: Perch Fishing Tour de Forrest [Re: GRAMPS]
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#1456449 - 08/17/09 09:56 AM Re: Perch Fishing Tour de Forrest [Re: ]
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Looks like a great time. I see NBForrest has take a ride on the Boomerang Express...
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#1456588 - 08/17/09 11:21 AM Re: Perch Fishing Tour de Forrest [Re: Gray Ghost]
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Looks like fun, what size is your boat? oh and in the early spring I have caught yellow perch in Kentucky lake.
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#1456623 - 08/17/09 11:48 AM Re: Perch Fishing Tour de Forrest [Re: Nimrod777]
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 Originally Posted By: Nimrod777
Gramps, this lake and the Hiwassee are the only places I've seen them, but I spoke with a fellow whose son caught one out of the Chickamauga Dam area in Chattanooga years ago. Dunno how prevalent the population is, but I'd guess they need good cold water to flourish


there are yellow perch all over. i have caught them in ft. loudon/tellico,watts bar, melton hill, chilhowee, norris....
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#1459997 - 08/19/09 09:23 AM Re: Perch Fishing Tour de Forrest [Re: Nimrod777]
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Nice perch!

Oh, I like your hat too Nimrod.

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