Surf Perch

Shiny, oval body.

Vertical gold bars. Long, continuous dorsal fin.

Red Tail (Red Tail Surf Perch) or Grey Tail (Barred Surf Perch)

  
Surf Perch often congregate in schools close to the shoreline, looking for food where the surf hits the shore.

Length

Up to 30 cm (12 inches)+ depending on species.

Weight

Up 1.5 kg (3 lbs)+ depending on species.

Habitat

British Columbia to California. In B.C., they are rare but typically found on sandy beaches where surf meets the shore along Southwestern Vancouver Island.

Fishing

Shore casting from beaches, but also piers. Though a small fish, heavier tackle is popular to manage heavy surf.

Cooking

Mild flavour and texture. Grilling and crispy pan-frying whole are popular.

Notices

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