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Juvenile Cod?

Posted: Mon Jun 26, 2017 12:04 pm
by Yak2it
Hi all - I caught this on the Dumaresq river casting spinner baits off the bank, I was thinking it was a Juvenile Murray Cod?

It was just over the 20cm mark. I Have caught small cod here before but they still have the green colouring, this one was very silver.



cheers
Pete

Re: Juvenile Cod?

Posted: Mon Jun 26, 2017 12:51 pm
by WayneD
Nope. That's a Spangled Perch. Aggressive little bugger too, hitting a lure that big!

Re: Juvenile Cod?

Posted: Mon Jun 26, 2017 12:57 pm
by Yak2it
Thanks Wayne!

yeah sure was! put up a great fight while it lasted :) .

Re: Juvenile Cod?

Posted: Mon Jun 26, 2017 8:38 pm
by Ads22
My first thought was Spangled Perch, glad someone else corroborated that as I'm not sure about the fish down that way. The ones I catch here are usually quite a bit smaller and put up a handy, albeit brief, fight on light line. They are pretty handy Barra bait!