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

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The rest of the fish community includes muskellunge, northern pike, white sucker, brown bullhead, yellow perch, spot-tail shiner, Johnny darter and a handful of other small species. Paul A. Smith, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Smith: Can the walleye population rebound in McDermott Lake if bass and panfish are reduced?," 30 June 2018 The lake is one of North America's most famous fisheries, especially in winter, and especially for yellow perch. Paul A. Smith, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Smith: Devils Lake yellow perch fulfill jumbo dreams of Wisconsin anglers," 27 Jan. 2018 The last one broken was a 2-pound, 14-ounce yellow perch taken from Lake Erie in 2016. Jason Nark, Philly.com, "Roxborough man wants to catch Pennsylvania's biggest fish, anywhere, anytime," 8 July 2018 Pymatuning Reservoir walleye fishing has been slow this spring, with crappie and yellow perch biting in the bays along the north shore on small minnows. cleveland.com, "Fishing Report for March 30: Rain, wind put a damper on local fishing," 30 Mar. 2018 The 2016 trawl also showed a record high black crappie hatch, above average yellow perch hatch and strong production of trout-perch and gizzard shad, key forage species. Paul A. Smith, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Smith: Lake Poygan ice provides a warm greeting to anglers," 6 Jan. 2018 Only a few fishermen are chasing yellow perch, but a few good catches were reported off North Bass Island and around Kelleys Island. D'arcy Egan, cleveland.com, "Fishing Report for March 23: Wet, warm weather a boost for river anglers," 23 Mar. 2018 Whitefish was the most caught species, followed by yellow perch and walleye. Paul A. Smith, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Smith: Lake whitefish heat up Green Bay's ice in winter," 20 Jan. 2018 And so has their success at catching steelhead trout and yellow perch. cleveland.com, "Fishing Report Jan. 19: Cleveland Harbor ice anglers hooking trout, perch," 19 Jan. 2018

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