The oval shaped Yellow Perch is generally
4-10 inches long. The colouring varies
with size and habitat but usually the
back and head are a bright green to olive
or golden brown; the sides are a yellow-
green to yellow with the colour of the
back extending down in about seven tapering
bars. The colours of spawning males is
- The Yellow Perch have an almost circumpolar
distribution in the fresh waters of the
northern hemisphere. In British Columbia
they occur in the Pend Orielle, Kootenay
and Okanagan watersheds.
- This species spawns in the spring in
the shallows of lakes and tributary rivers.
The female Yellow Perch lays about 23
000 eggs which hatch 8-10 days later.
This shallow water fish feeds on decapods
and the eggs and young of a wide variety
TO MAN - The Yellow Perch is a popular
commercial and sport fish caught by anglers
using minnows, worms or cut fish as bait.
The flesh is white, flaky and delicious.