Yellow Perch

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Marc Martyn
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Yellow Perch

Post by Marc Martyn » Tue Aug 31, 2010 7:07 am

The yellow perch (Perca flavescens) is a species of perch found in the United States and Canada, where it is often referred to by the shortform perch. They have 6-8 dark vertical bars on their sides. The yellow perch is in the same family as the walleye and sauger, but in a different family from the white perch. Yellow perch size can vary greatly between bodies of water, but adults are usually between 4-10 inches (10-25.5 cm) in length and weigh about 5.29 oz (150 g) on average. The perch can live for up to 11 years, and older perch are often much larger than average; the maximum recorded length is 21.0 inches (53.3 cm) and the largest recorded weight is 4.2 lb (1.91 kg). Large yellow perch are often called "jumbo perch".
Yellow Perch are fairly easy to catch and are often caught while fishing for other species in which they share the same body of water. They are also an important source of food for larger species, and therefore many fishing lures are designed to look like yellow perch.

per racfish - beware the dorsal fins which are spiny and quite sharp!
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RE:Yellow Perch

Post by racfish » Tue Aug 31, 2010 2:12 pm

Nice close up pic. Notice the knife point dorsal. I've had those in my palms before. Ouch!!!
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RE:Yellow Perch

Post by 'OL GREY DOG » Tue Aug 31, 2010 3:37 pm

here's 1
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Re: Yellow Perch

Post by Bryne Chum » Sun Sep 16, 2012 11:09 am

One of the purdiest fish out there
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