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 The spot, known for its fish and chips and yellow perch is a house on the corner of Waltz Road and Mineral Springs Road. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, 10 May 2021 The urban waters have a daily bag limit of three trout, one gamefish (largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, walleye, sauger, and northern pike) and 10 panfish (bluegill, crappie, pumpkinseed and yellow perch). Paul A. Smith, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 25 Apr. 2021 The 2020 walleye and yellow perch hatches in the western basin of Lake Erie were both above average, continuing an exceptional fishing era, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. Cameron Fields, cleveland, 26 Mar. 2021 The scientists have seen a decline in the reproductive success of both lake whitefish and yellow perch since the increase in lake temperatures in 1998. Jennifer Gray, CNN, 22 Mar. 2021 Ice fishing is firing up around the area: Ice anglers have converged on East Harbor on the Marblehead Peninsula, and bluegills and yellow perch were caught in very good numbers last week. cleveland, 11 Feb. 2021 By far the most popular winter fishing locations for yellow perch are located on backwaters downstream and upstream of Pepin. Tony Kennedy, Star Tribune, 4 Feb. 2021 Mosquito Reservoir in Trumbull County has been giving up some small yellow perch and crappie around the state park marina on the south end of the lake, and the crappie bite along the north side of the Mosquito Causeway should fire up soon. cleveland, 11 Feb. 2021 Included are largemouth bass, channel catfish, bluegill/sunfish, minnows, redear sunfish, white amurs and yellow perch. Joan Rusek, cleveland, 5 Jan. 2021

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First Known Use of yellow perch

1791, in the meaning defined above

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“Yellow perch.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Jul. 2021.

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