yellow perch

noun

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 The walleye and yellow perch fishing around the Lake Erie Islands and the Western Basin is in a bit of a funk, as well, because of the August doldrums. D'arcy Egan, cleveland, 25 Aug. 2022 The Lake Erie walleye and yellow perch aren’t cooperating right now. D'arcy Egan, cleveland, 25 Aug. 2022 In Lake Superior, whitefish and yellow perch can be eaten up to once a month, but lake trout should only be consumed once a month. Laura Schulte, Journal Sentinel, 18 July 2022 Anglers who routinely harvest fish from the Petenwell Flowage area should eat the yellow perch or crappies no more than once a week. Laura Schulte, Journal Sentinel, 7 July 2022 At the top of the agenda is Lake Erie’s problem fishery, the yellow perch. cleveland, 10 Mar. 2022 For example, lake whitefish, lake trout over 22 inches and yellow perch of any size from Lake Michigan shouldn't be consumed more than once a week, due to PCBs. Laura Schulte, Journal Sentinel, 18 July 2022 Claridon Woodlands and Orchard Hills Park will each receive 50 bluegill and 100 yellow perch. cleveland, 14 Apr. 2022 Last year, the department issued advisories for yellow perch and crappies harvested from the Pentenwell Flowage, asking anglers not to consume the fish more than once a week. Laura Schulte, Journal Sentinel, 9 June 2022 See More

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First Known Use of yellow perch

1791, in the meaning defined above

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Last Updated

22 Sep 2022

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“Yellow perch.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/yellow%20perch. Accessed 25 Sep. 2022.

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