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Perch, yellow

11 in Northwest River, Chesapeake, Virginia, USA 17-February-2013 David Sanders 11 in Northwest River, Chesapeake, Virginia, USA 17-February-2013 David Sanders

(Mitchill, 1814); PERCIDAE FAMILY; also called lake perch, American perch, ringed perch, striped perch, coon perch, jack perch

The yellow perch is a widespread species in the northern United States and in Canada. Although it occurs in nearly every U.S. state today, due to stocking, it is sparsely distributed in the South and through most of the West and Midwest. It blankets the northern U.S.A. and Canada, except British Columbia and the northern territories. In the east it ranges from Nova Scotia to the Santee River drainage, South Carolina and west through the Great Lakes states to the edge of British Columbia and into Washington. A narrow contingent extends north through Great Slave Lake almost to Great Bear Lake in the Northwest Territories, Canada.

The yellow perch, unlike the so called white perch, Morone americana, is a true perch, not a bass. Its most striking characteristic is its golden yellow body with 6 8 dark “fingers” or bands which extend from the back towards the belly.

LengthLocationCatch DateAnglerKayak
11 in Northwest River, Chesapeake, Virginia, USA 17-February-2013 David Sanders Wilderness Systems Tarpon 140



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