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PostPosted: Wed Dec 27, 2017 4:59 pm
Ken Jones


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http://kenjonesfishing.com/2014/11/blackperch/
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 28, 2017 10:55 am
red fish


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Ken Jones wrote:
http://kenjonesfishing.com/2014/11/blackperch/

Ken, there were a lot of black perch at about a foot in the mid 70’s at Berkeley Pier.
They were big enough to filet and get a couple good pieces. Many times black perch 10 inches would be thrown back then. The people that knew what they were doing would put about 10 in a mesh basket from about 11-13” and fat.
The overall size is much smaller now (with exceptions). I have seen bigger ones around the rocky shores than many of these piers now as many of the pilings don’t have good mussel growth. Overfishing has taken its toll on the overall smaller size and deteriorated habitat. But, with any respect to the SF Bay/San Pablo closure periods of perch spawning from April 1 - August 1, the species can make a come back.

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 28, 2017 1:42 pm
Ken Jones


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red fish wrote:
Ken Jones wrote:
http://kenjonesfishing.com/2014/11/blackperch/

Ken, there were a lot of black perch at about a foot in the mid 70’s at Berkeley Pier.
They were big enough to filet and get a couple good pieces. Many times black perch 10 inches would be thrown back then. The people that knew what they were doing would put about 10 in a mesh basket from about 11-13” and fat.
The overall size is much smaller now (with exceptions). I have seen bigger ones around the rocky shores than many of these piers now as many of the pilings don’t have good mussel growth. Overfishing has taken its toll on the overall smaller size and deteriorated habitat. But, with any respect to the SF Bay/San Pablo closure periods of perch spawning from April 1 - August 1, the species can make a come back.


The 70s, when I lived in Pinole, was when I used to fish Berkeley Pier frequently and I caught many a perch on those inshore rocks—blackperch, white perch, pileperch and even striped perch. Those inshore rocks also yielded a lot of rockfish—mainly small browns but also a few grass and kelp rockfish. I even caught a few cabezon and kelpfish by the rocks.

A totally different environment than further out on the pier.
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