white perch

noun

Definition of white perch

1 : a silvery anadromous bass (Morone americana) chiefly of the coast and coastal streams of the eastern U.S.

Examples of white perch in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Fishing is good for landlocked salmon, lake trout, white perch, and smallmouth bass. Virginia M. Wright, Outside Online, 8 Feb. 2021 Though bluefish depart cooler waters, gray trout and speckled trout become more accessible along with white perch, yellow perch and brackish water pickerel. Bill May, baltimoresun.com/maryland/carroll, 3 Oct. 2021 Trips for Marburg Lake white perch, pond bass and bluegills and surf fishing for a variety of species were part of a heritage of family fishing adventures. Jim Gronaw, baltimoresun.com/maryland/carroll, 5 Dec. 2021 Fall is also the time of year for big catches of schooling crappies and white perch. Bill May, baltimoresun.com/maryland/carroll, 3 Oct. 2021 Anglers casting typical spinner rigs and nightcrawler for walleye in the shallows are also hooking lots of catfish, white perch and white bass. D'arcy Egan, cleveland, 8 July 2021 So here are some recipes for small fish, panfish like bluegill types, crappie and white perch, and large fish, carp, and tips for easy fishing — particularly relevant to older and younger fishermen. Bill May, baltimoresun.com/maryland/carroll, 22 May 2021 For white perch use a 1/8-ounce jighead with a white 2 to 3-inch curlytail grub crawled along the bottom. Bill May, baltimoresun.com/maryland/carroll, 22 May 2021 Fly and spin tackle can be used, and mixed bags of smallmouth bass, stripers, white and hickory shad, white perch and channel catfish are common. Bill May, baltimoresun.com/maryland/carroll, 10 Apr. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of white perch

1737, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“White perch.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/white%20perch. Accessed 26 Jun. 2022.

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