Yellow Perch

YellowPerch

Description

Yellow perch have a golden yellow body, with 6-8 dark vertical bands from back to belly. Two dorsal fins. Bright orange anal and pectoral fins. Up to 5 pounds, but typically less than 1 pound.

Habitat

Prefers cool water. Moves in schools. Spawns in backwaters near vegetation in spring, when water reaches 44-54 degrees.

Tips

Eats small fish, small crayfish, and aquatic insects. Use small jigs, grubs, and worms. Use light tackle and set hook quickly.

Size and Creel Limits

None.

Additional Information

Excellent pan fish for eating (some say better than trout). Skin and fry whole.