yellow perch


Definition of yellow perch

: a common North American freshwater fish (Perca flavescens) of the perch family that has yellowish sides with dark green vertical bands and is a popular food and sport fish

Examples of yellow perch in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Off Cranberry Creek, drift-and-cast anglers working mayfly-style small spinner rigs are catching a few walleye and some yellow perch in 26 to 32 feet of water. cleveland, "Yellow perch fishing finally returns to western Lake Erie: Northeast Ohio Fishing Report for the weekend of Friday, July 31," 30 July 2020 Wisconsin guide Chris Beeksma reports that yellow perch are on the upswing as well. Steve Quinn, Outdoor Life, "The Ultimate Guide to Fishing the Great Lakes this Summer," 18 June 2020 Smallmouths are going strong from one end of the lake to the other as well, while yellow perch also are thriving. Steve Quinn, Outdoor Life, "The Ultimate Guide to Fishing the Great Lakes this Summer," 18 June 2020 In particular, yellow perch suffer from red worms, which are between 2 and 2½ inches long. Joe Genzel, Outdoor Life, "10 Common Parasites and Diseases Found in Game Fish (and What You Need to Know About Them)," 27 May 2020 This week, shoreline fishermen casting for yellow perch from the East 55th Street breakwall have been picking off a few jumbo perch, but limits are still very hard to catch. cleveland, "Lake Erie walleye catches outstanding; Brecksville dam removal should boost spawning in Cuyahoga River: Fishing Report," 28 May 2020 The yellow perch fishing continues to be very slow, with some perch caught around Cleveland Harbor. D'arcy Egan,, "Lake Erie’s fish of the future have arrived: Aug. 16 Fishing Report," 16 Aug. 2019 Rock bass, yellow perch, walleye and steelhead trout are being caught in the harbors. cleveland, "Ohio tackle shops now open as walleye, bass fishing heats up: Fishing Report," 14 May 2020 Under the water are largemouth bass, as well as sunfish, rock bass and yellow perch. Alexis Soloski, New York Times, "Keeping a Distance, From Everything but Nature," 13 May 2020

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First Known Use of yellow perch

1791, in the meaning defined above

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4 Aug 2020

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“Yellow perch.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Aug. 2020.

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