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Yellow perch, unlike many other fish, don't change
colors much in different water types. Their basic hue scheme remains
a yellowish green body color with white or cream undersides. The
yellow perch typically has dark vertical bands across their backs.
These fish have sharp teeth, and if you touch the fish's body, you
may cut your hands. Their spines are sharp. They have at least a
dozen stiff spines. The bodies of yellow perch are generally deeper
than they are long. But most of them only grow to be about a pound
in weight and range from half a foot to about 15 inches long.
Yellow perch are also known as raccoon perch, ringed perch, lake
perch, and redfin perch. The yellowish sides have 6 to 9 dark vertical
bars. The lower fins are amber to bright orange. Females are not
as brightly colored as males. Yellow perch are easy to catch, but
are not strong fighters. Popular baits include small minnows, worms,
leeches, crickets, grubs, and crayfish tails. The most effective
lures are small jigs and spinners. The largest yellow perch are
found in open water areas of large lakes with fairly clear water,
a firm bottom and sparse to moderate vegetation. Small lakes, ponds
and rivers usually produce smaller perch. Yellow perch prefer water
temperature from 65 ° to 72° F.