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

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While here, break out your fishing rod to catch some walleye, catfish, yellow perch, crappie, bluegill, sunfish and carp. Sarah Kuta, The Know, "9 spots that are perfect for your next Colorado lake day," 1 Aug. 2019 With the tremendous walleye fishing, few fishermen are targeting yellow perch. D'arcy Egan,, "Lake Erie walleye fishing still rockin’ from Toledo to Conneaut: June 28 Fishing Report," 28 June 2019 Cleveland and Lorain harbors have been good spots for catching a wide range of fish, from walleye to crappie and yellow perch, rock bass and smallmouth and largemouth bass. D'arcy Egan,, "If you aren’t catching walleye on Lake Erie, you aren’t trying: June 14 Fishing Report," 14 June 2019 Anglers can catch crappies, bluegill, yellow perch and largemouth bass from those lakes. D'arcy Egan,, "Fishing Report for April 20: Fish biting again despite dingy waters," 20 Apr. 2018 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,, "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., "Fishing Report for March 30: Rain, wind put a damper on local fishing," 30 Mar. 2018

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