Post date: Saturday, March 3, 2012 - 17:30
Updated date: 3/31/14
Perca flavescens - yellow perch

 

Yellow perch live in lakes and rivers. Most of the yellow perch you catch will be under a half-pound in weight. Certain lakes are known for "Jumbo Perch" - and fishermen target them heavily in these waters for their mild, boneless, white fleash. In other bodies of water, they never reach sizes that make them attractive to anglers and serve principally as forage for larger predator fish. Yellow Perch may be caught using the same tactics as are used for walleye fishing, but the size of the baits must be scaled down somewhat. Yellow Perch do respond well to flies.

 


Description

 

Yellow perch are usually found in lakes, where they are prime forage for pike, walleyes, whitefish, bass, burbot, and other predators. Perch in rivers may be migratory, so look for them in small to medium-sized rivers connected to larger bodies of water. Small warmwater rivers can be surprisingly productive perch producers, so don't be afraid to experiment. Perch can be caught by fishing on the bottom on nightcrawlers, minnows, and leeches, or fished with a drifting or stationary float. Small jigs and flies can also be very effective. Light, trout-sized tackle with small clouser minnows or woolly buggers can be deadly on yellow perch, and a delicious meal of perch is a grand reward after a day of flyfishing for these pint-sized tusslers.

 

Range Map


Lifelist Entries

Post date: Thursday, November 18, 2021 - 14:44
Steenburg Lake
Post date: Friday, September 14, 2018 - 20:29
NSP DAM - Chippewa Falls, WI
Post date: Monday, May 28, 2012 - 18:56
Red Cedar Lake, IN
Post date: Wednesday, March 14, 2012 - 01:43
Post date: Friday, March 26, 2021 - 09:10
Wisconsin
Post date: Wednesday, September 27, 2017 - 13:32
Lake Scugog, ON
Post date: Thursday, March 10, 2016 - 09:04
Bloomington, IN
Post date: Sunday, June 5, 2022 - 14:54
Thames River
Post date: Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - 14:05
Lake in the pine barrens
Post date: Tuesday, June 16, 2020 - 07:54
Post date: Saturday, April 19, 2014 - 20:40
Post date: Thursday, April 5, 2018 - 23:24
Wisconsin
Post date: Thursday, May 25, 2017 - 12:26
Mendota
Post date: Friday, April 24, 2015 - 21:36
MN lake
Post date: Monday, April 7, 2014 - 11:49
Marion Lake, MN
Post date: Friday, August 9, 2019 - 21:47
Berke lake, Fairfax, Virginia
Post date: Friday, March 16, 2012 - 21:47
Mississippi River
Post date: Thursday, June 1, 2017 - 23:27
These fish can be so beautiful. Mukwanago wi.
Post date: Wednesday, January 22, 2014 - 17:22
Neenah Slough. Neenah, WI. April 2008. Worms.
Post date: Wednesday, February 10, 2016 - 23:29
Post date: Tuesday, May 26, 2015 - 15:51
Sayers Lake
Post date: Friday, January 2, 2015 - 19:56
Lake Erie, Erie County, PA
Post date: Saturday, July 26, 2014 - 22:49
Rock River overflow pool Milan il
Post date: Thursday, September 6, 2018 - 05:05
Kettle Creek, PA

Pages