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A North American freshwater food and game fish (Sander canadensis), resembling the walleye but having a slender body and a spotted dorsal fin.

[Origin unknown.]


(Animals) a small North American pikeperch, Stizostedion canadense, with a spotted dorsal fin: valued as a food and game fish
[C19: of unknown origin]


(ˈsɔ gər)

a freshwater, North American pikeperch, Stizostedion canadense.
[1880–85, Amer.; orig. uncertain]
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Pilchards, croaker and sand perch are often your best options.
On the basis of GCV scores, soak was excluded from the models for Black Sea Bass, Bank Sea Bass, Tomtate, Vermilion Snapper, and Sand Perch.
Swimbaits and jigs can fool these fish on occasion, but a surefire way to buy a bite is to drop down a small croaker, pilchard or sand perch.
Here's an example: I arrived with pals at an Abaco Island bonefish lodge to discover that the "native Bahama guides" was really just one guide, an enormous young man from the bright lights of Nassau who didn't know a bonefish from a sand perch.
There are certain places, like in Peck's Lake, where you can depend on bending the rod--with snapper, sand perch and sometimes trout.
He'll always anchor for the fish and says muttons love sand perch.
During different times of the year you can catch whiting, black drum, redfish, speckled seatrout, sand perch, pompano and several species of shark.
Grunts, sand perch, porgies and blue runners are some acceptable alternatives for grouper fishing.