Yellow Perch

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Yellow Perch

Description

Yellow Perch (Perca flavescens) is a popular freshwater gamefish native to much of North America. This fish has a brass-colored body with dark vertical stripes, triangular in shape. Distinguished by two dorsal fins, one spiny and the other soft-rayed. It can grow to 50 cm (20 in) in length with a maximum weight of up to 2 kg (4.4 lb). The Yellow Perch is usually active only throughout the day, with the exception of spawning season, when it is active both day and night.

Average weight (lb.) 0.75
(kg.) 0.35
Maximum weight (lb.) ≈ 2.20
(kg.) ≈ 1.00

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