American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Any of various viviparous marine fishes of the family Embiotocidae, found in shallow waters along the North American Pacific coast. Also called surf fish.
- n. small to medium-sized shallow-water fishes of the Pacific coast of North America
“Non-salmonid species, namely Pacific herring Clupea harengus, surf smelt Hypomesus pretiosus, night smelt Spirinchus starksi, staghorn sculpin Leptocottus armatus and shiner surfperch Cymatogaster aggregata and federally endangered tidewater goby Eucyclogobius newberryi also occur.”
“Every other day or so, at 3 p.m., she wanders from fisherman to fisherman offering $3, and always $3, for a herring, surfperch, or white croaker.”
“Members of the Central Coast Fly Fishers ply the waters for surfperch on a beach near Seal Rock.”
“Maybe that is why the fishing gods gave about a dozen members of the Central Coast Fly Fishers a few hours with little wind, calm seas and an occasional peek of sunlight on a recent club trip to a beach near Seal Rock to pursue surfperch.”
“Fishing for rockfish, surfperch, and greenling in the lower Coos Bay estuary has been good.”
“To catch rockfish and surfperch fish near pilings or submerged rock piles and for greenling concentrate your fishing effort near kelp beds for the best success.”
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