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Trout-Perch (Percopsis omiscomaycus) are little fish that can be caught while fly fishing at Lake Louise, Lake Champlain, Lake Superior, Missouri River, Potomac River, and at the Delaware River. Some users catch them purposely to use them as bait in other lakes to catch trophy fish like bass, northern pike, and catfish. Trout-Perch have very small populations in Lake Michigan because users have released them into the water without catching fish, and have made it where they are introduced. Only ten trout-perch are alive there, so they aren't considered a native body of water to be on the species list of the game.

Trout-Perch can be found in clear water in deep pools. They will eat worms, insects, and artificial flies as well as other lures on rare occasions. They can be caught accidentally or occasionally. You can keep them regardless of amount or size and can put them in any water, but custom creeks, streams, rivers, and lakes are recommitted because ponds can become murky and oxygen short they probably would not die if you had aerators in your pond.

Trout-Perch as bait catch Edit

  • Black Bass
  • Catfish
  • Striped Bass
  • Muskellunge
  • Lake Trout
  • Salmon
  • Alligator Gar

Occasional and Rare Catches with trout-perch as bait Edit

  • Large Sunfish
  • Crappie
  • Walleye
  • Sauger
  • Saugeye
  • Trout
  • Rock Bass
  • Inconnu
  • Freshwater Drum
  • Sturgeon
  • Whitefish
  • Bowfin
  • Burbot

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