Yellow Perch

Yellow Perch
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YELLOW PERCH (Perca flavescens) 

OTHER NAMES:  Lake Perch, Perch 

ADULT FISH IDENTIFICATION:  A greenish-yellow fish with 6 to 8 vertical dark brown or black bands and a spiny dorsal fin with 12 to 14 spines.  

DIET:  Insects and insect larvae, Leeches, Fathead Minnows, small fish and commercial fish food. 

SPAWNING:  In the Midwest, Mid-March to early-May when water temperatures are 50-60̊F.  They lay long egg strands that look like toilet paper onto submerged structure in water 2’-5’ deep; no parental care is provided. 

FISHING TIPS/USES:  Yellow Perch are most often caught in the Spring and Fall using fathead Minnows, Golden Shiners and night crawlers fished near the bottom. Yellow Perch are used as a forage base for Walleye and Smallmouth Bass. In ponds with Largemouth Bass, the bass can eat over 200 per year. Yellow Perch do very well in ponds, and since they are feed trained, they grow extremely quickly. With a good feeding program, Yellow Perch will grow up to 4" per year, and catching Yellow Perch 12"-14" long ond over a pound is common in ponds wiht a feeding program.

STOCKING RATE: 125-350 per acre

These are feed trained fish.

A $350 minimum order to one address is required to qualify for free fish delivery within 75 miles of zip code 46531. Call or e-mail for delivery quote if you are outside of that area or if the order is less than $350. Multiple fish species can be combined to meet the $350 minimum for free delivery. Any fish orders paid for via credit card and cancelled will be subject to a 20% administrative fee. We do not ship Yellow Perch

Fish sizes marked with an * are in short supply and might not be available at time of order, call or e-mail for availability.


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Price $2.75
Availability In-Stock

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