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 Read Next: Angler Breaks Record with 188-pound Alligator Gar Before Boating a 200-Pound Alligator Snapping Turtle The International Game Fish Association (IGFA) all-tackle world record for yellow perch is the oldest IGFA freshwater record still on the books. Travis Hall, Field & Stream, 9 May 2024 That’s because Lara caught a jumbo yellow perch during the derby, breaking a state record that’s stood for 43 years. Dac Collins, Outdoor Life, 1 May 2024 Either way, Main’s catch proves that Lake Erie is still producing plenty of whopper yellow perch. Bob McNally, Outdoor Life, 10 Apr. 2024 The yellow perch can grow up to 3 pounds but is usually less than a pound, wildlife officials said. Makiya Seminera, Miami Herald, 22 Feb. 2024 In another unique Idaho wrinkle, Lake Cascade’s legendary jumbo perch have been known to live up to 15 years — pretty much unheard of for yellow perch, and one of the reasons the lake grows such giants. Jordan Rodriguez, Idaho Statesman, 11 Feb. 2024 Hopping them along the bottom can draw attention from species like smallmouth and carp, and if tied with darks like purple and black, the fly can also imitate a leech for walleye or yellow perch. Joe Cermele, Outdoor Life, 17 Jan. 2024 But, clearly, growing populations of voracious catfish and snakeheads have taken a big bite out of the Chesapeake’s stocks of rockfish, yellow perch and blue crabs. Dan Rodricks, Baltimore Sun, 5 Jan. 2024 His biggest yellow perch weighed 2 pounds, 4 ounces. Bill Heavey, Field & Stream, 3 May 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1791, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of yellow perch was in 1791

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“Yellow perch.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 May. 2024.

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