Last time I talked saw Burt was at the last TFF Bream Busters fish fry at Fairfield which was quite a few years ago.
We corresponded a bit after that but I lost contact with him after a while. He last posted in July 2013. I hope he is alright. He was a helluva nice guy and a Marine as well.
In the south, pretty much any fish that doesn't get bigger than a pound or so is called a perch. For some reason, this drives some people crazy.