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Been a lot of chat on a different thread and really makes me miss home .. what are some of the favorite NON game fish species . For example . Yellow Perch , Roanoke bass, WAR mouth , suckers what is your favorite and technique .....GO let's see what you have
 

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I"d need to see a list of the species. I don't have them all in my head, and no time for now to look 'em up...
...but - I catch a lot of Yellow Perch trolling, and I like that a lot.

I don't catch white perch much (does it qualify?), but I think if I was to catch some of the bigger ones, I'd like that too.

Plus Fishin',
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I will start I love white bass fishing . Next would have to be Roanoke bass followed by war mouth all on an ultralight just fun fishing . There are no expectations just fun fishing and when the micro light has a heavy bow in it and you don't know what is on the other end is just exciting. I have more Sleigh rides in a kayak frim large panfish on an ultralight than bass . The heavier tackle I use on bass brings them right in before the ride can begin sometimes
 

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I am saying the game fish are large mouth smallmouth blue cats and flat heads and even crappie . Anything else goes . There are Not many people that talk about them or actually target them directly . But we all smile when we catch one . But when we start talking about them we get kinda excited because we do catch them so share those experiences and i think we will see something come up in the near future that might be interesting
 

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Redear/shellcracker - You put me in a lake with some 1lb+ red ears, and I'm a happy camper. They seem to fight better than any other sunfish (to me). Ultra light or cane pole.... FUN!

White bass - Sadly gone from most of the waters I fish, but I've had a ball chasing them on the eno every year.

Yellow Perch - I think these are some of the most beautiful fish in frest water. Great colors.

(you need to include trout, stripers, muskie, and pickerel with the gamefish).

What I would HATE to catch: Gar or bowfin. You can keep the toothy critters.
 

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I have to join Fiend and biglenr...

LOVE white bass - didn't think about them being on the list, and
LOVE jacks too - I catch quite a few while doing that trolling that gets me yellow perch. They are a royal hoot!

Oops, so now I've violated the spirit of the thread. I haven't picked a Favorite (which I assume means one).
- The brackets have narrowed the choice down to two: White Bass and Jacks.

And the winner is...

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Two enthusiastic thumbs up for Carp. Great fight, and often the biggest freshwater fish you are going to find in any given area. Nothing like the calm being interrupted in a second by a screaming baitrunner!

Roanoke Bass - love catching them in the Eno and will miss it when I inevitably move from the area

Freshwater Drum - used to catch these all the time back home around the Great Lakes.

No pike down here. I miss pike fishing (I would count these as game fish but given that yellow perch are on the list I figured pike would too).
 

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Keep them coming . There is a surprising amount of chain pickerel in the triangle area . The nc version of jacks. I have e caught a bunch of them fishing as a by product. That's a good one there are an abundance of carp tournaments around here
 

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This would be very difficult for me, but since I target bream most of the time on my 4 wt fly rod, I'll give them a thumbs up. LMBs are fun on that same fly rod. It has been a long time since I've caught a chain pickerel, and have nver caught one on either of my fly rods yet. The ones I used to catch were when I used a large stick lure for LMBs, and was working that lure a bit too fast for LMBs. War mouths are fun also, but I rarely catch them.
 

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White bass and hybrids would have to be at the top for me (I think the state considers them gamefish).

Only caught one freshwater drum but it was fun, I wouldnt mind catching more.

I hate jacks and bowfin, I do like to mess with the gar when I see them but I rarely stick one.
 

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Freshwater will surely be carp all the way. Second would be gar. I just started fly fishing this year and have caught more gar than anything on my flyrod. When nothing else takes i go to the shallows and go for the gar just to get a bend in my rod.

Saltwater, I will have to agree with roostertail. Jack crevalle. I have yet to get into them but some videos online make it look like a lot of fun on the flyrod if you are in an area thick with them
 

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I'd say roanoke bass is my favorite, but when I can't make it to the Eno my obvious second would be warmouth. Those things are ambitious buggers. I've caught warmouth on all kinds of bass baits and they can put in a nice fight. My first ever buzzbait fish was a warmouth, believe it or not.
 
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