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  Perch - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Perch, of which there are three species, lend their name to the largest order of vertebrates: the Perciformes, from the Greek perke meaning perch, and the Latin forma meaning shape.
The baits for perch are, minnows, red, marsh, brandling or lob worms, shrimps and artificial lures.
Perch, unlike fish of prey, are gregarious, and in the winter months, when the frosts and floods have destroyed and carried away the beds of weeds, congregate together in the pools and eddies, and are then to be angled for with greatest success from 10 to 4 o'clock, from the edge of a stream eddy.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Perch   (571 words)

 Yellow Perch/Fish of the Great Lakes by Wisconsin Sea Grant
Perch are not scrappy adversaries like trout, but these full-bodied, large-finned panfish are a favorite and relatively easy target for breakwater anglers.
Perch are especially esteemed for their "inner qualities" -- a flesh that is white, flakey and delicious.
In Lake Michigan, the perch catch averaged a respectable 2.4 million pounds a year from the time the first records were kept in 1889 through 1970.
www.seagrant.wisc.edu /greatlakesfish/yellowperch.html   (280 words)

 Yellow Perch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Perch fishing is a favorite pastime during late summer through fall when perch are concentrated in large schools nearshore and are caught relatively easily.
Yellow perch spawn in the spring over a variety of depths and habitat types ranging from shallow gravel bars and reefs, to sandy, vegetated embayments, to hard mud bottoms out to depths of 40 feet.
Most of the fish consumed by yellow perch are shiners or minnow species, but smelt, trout-perch, white perch, round gobies, or even juvenile yellow perch may be eaten.
www.shutupandfish.com /walleye/perch/perch.htm   (445 words)

 North Dakota Perch
Part of the reason Devils Lake perch grow so large is because of abundant freshwater shrimp, but not all lakes can produce shrimp, and not all lakes with shrimp produce good perch fisheries.
Yellow perch are members of the perch family, which also includes walleye and sauger.
In lakes where perch are stunted, they may live a half dozen years and not even reach six inches in length.
www.und.nodak.edu /org/ndwild/perch.html   (1881 words)

Yellow perch are easily identified by the goldenyellow coloration on their sides from which they get their most familiar common name as well as their scientific name, flavescens (yellow).
Be careful of the spiny fins, which are sharp enough to pierce the skin, when handling a yellow perch As with walleye, there is a dusky fl color to the membrane between the first and second spines and between the last four or five spines of the front dorsal fin.
Perch are also tolerant of eutrophic (nutrient rich) and turbid (containing suspended solids) water and a wide temperature range.
www.geocities.com /Yosemite/Geyser/7807/outdoor/perch.htm   (2554 words)

 Yellow Perch Perca flavescens
The yellow perch and walleye, members of the Percidae or perch family, are characterized by a dorsal fin, which is completely divided into a spiny and a separate soft-rayed portion.
Perch average adult length is 4-10 inches, with a weight of 4-10 ounces, although adult size is quite variable.
Great Lakes perch populations were severely crowded and reduced in the late 1960s by the alewife, but perch are adaptable, and have staged a comeback that shows us they are here to stay.
www.michigan.gov /dnr/0,1607,7-153-10364_18958-45696--,00.html   (447 words)

 The True Perch of New York   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Yellow perch, walleye, and sauger are larger perches that prefer the water of large streams, rivers, ponds, and lakes.
Unlike their cousins the walleye, yellow perch, and sauger, darters do not have a well-developed swim bladder (used for floating) which is helpful to their life on the stream bottom.
Ranging in length from six to 12 inches, yellow perch are easily distinguished from other perch by the five to nine fl vertical bars on their yellow sides.
www.dec.state.ny.us /website/dfwmr/fish/fishspecs/perchtxt.html   (1700 words)

 WDNR - Yellow Perch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Distribution: The yellow perch occurs in all three drainage basins in Wisconsin (Lake Michigan, Mississippi River, and Lake Superior), in all of the state's boundary waters, and in Lakes Michigan and Superior.
Because the yellow perch is a glacial lakes species, it is widely distributed except in the unglaciated region of southwestern Wisconsin.
Yellow perch are random spawners, and do not construct nests, nor do they guard their eggs and their young.
www.dnr.state.wi.us /org/water/fhp/fish/3jyperch.htm   (217 words)

Members of the perch family are characterized by rather slender, elongated bodies and by a large bone on the gill cover which ends in a flat spine.
The perches have sharp spines in the dorsal fin and gill cover bones, a very durable covering of tough scales and the ability to swim strongly.
Walleye, perch and sauger are important game fishes and are highly valued by anglers in Iowa as well as across this continent.
www.iowadnr.com /fish/iafish/perchf.html   (728 words)

 In search of perch
Perch were measured and weighed to determine when in their life cycle the fish are most vulnerable to disease, predation or fishing.
However, the poor survival rates of young perch during the last decade mean that new females are not replacing the old ones lost to fishing and natural mortality.
The causes of this "recruitment failure" are not known, but the effects are clear: with few perch surviving their early years, the average age of the population is increasing quickly.
www.wnrmag.com /stories/2000/feb00/perch.htm   (2133 words)

 PA Fishes Chapter 23 Perches
A prime yellow perch lake is cool and clear, with a sandy or gravelly bottom and rooted underwater vegetation.
Young perch feed on zooplankton and small aquatic insects, and in turn are food for larger predator fish.
Perch schools usually contain perch all of the same size, which are also generally the same age, or year-class.
sites.state.pa.us /PA_Exec/Fish_Boat/pafish/fishhtms/chap23.htm   (4315 words)

 White Perch
From spring through autumn, white perch are present on flats and in channels, retreating to deep channels in the winter.
White perch are among the most important recreational and commercial fishes in the Chesapeake Bay, especially in Maryland waters, where more than 80 percent of the Bay landings occur.
The recreational fishery for white perch is significant, especially in Maryland, and in recent years recreational catches in the Bay have exceeded commercial catches.
www.chesapeakebay.net /white_perch.htm   (389 words)

 Yellow Perch: Nature Snapshots from Minnesota DNR: Minnesota DNR
Like sunfish and bluegills, perch are considered "panfish," or fish commonly caught to be cooked in a frying pan and eaten.
Yellow perch spawn in early May in southern Minnesota and in mid-May in northern lakes.The eggs hatch after two or three weeks.
The DNR hopes to increase the average size of perch by decreasing the number of perch killed by anglers.
www.dnr.state.mn.us /snapshots/fish/yellowperch.html   (297 words)

Perch engaged with gunfire and with the second hit the freighter burst into towering flames and sank.
In September 1950 Perch transported a force of British Commandos in a raid on the northeast coast of Korea west of Tanchon.
Perch, reclassified as an APSS on 24 October 1956, departed San Diego 5 November for a reconnaissance exercise in the Panama Canal Area, returning to San Diego 11 December.
www.history.navy.mil /danfs/p5/perch-ii.htm   (1218 words)

 USS PERCH   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
From February 8 to 23 PERCH was sent several reports concerning enemy concentrations near her area, and was directed to patrol or perform reconnaissance in various positions near the islands of the Java Sea.
Personnel of PERCH were held for a few days on a Dutch Hospital Ship and transferred on March 10 1942 to a prison camp at Makkasser Clebes, Dutch West Indies until found by Brigadier General Barnes on Sept. 13, 1945.
PERCH was credited with sinking a 5,000-ton enemy freighter on her first patrol, conducted west of the Philippines.
www.csp.navy.mil /ww2boats/perch.htm   (884 words)

 Fisheries Research Services
Perch (Perca fluviatilis) are deep-bodied freshwater fish, easily identified by a pair of bristling dorsal fins, a cavernous expandable mouth and a row of five to nine dark stripes running down either side of their bodies.
Perch vary in colour depending on their age and where they live, but most are bright green to olive with yellow to yellow green sides and grey to white bellies.
Perch are opportunistic predators that will try and swallow anything that swims, including their own kin.
www.frs-scotland.gov.uk /FRS.Web/Delivery/display_standalone.aspx?contentid=890   (1144 words)

 Outdoors Fishing Perch
If you do catch a perch, be quick to re-bait up, and get the bait back into the water quickly, you have to keep their attention, or the school may 'drift off', and you'll be 'out of fish'.
In the summer, this perch favoured depth will likely be (relatively speaking - and to the waterbody you're fishing in) quite deep, and in the spring and very late fall may their favoured depth may be a bit shallower.
Perch can be caught with relative consistency at the 25 down to 40 foot mark in lakes that are very deep - but for the most part -stick to the shallower waters - you'll catch fish - and have a lot more fun.
www.execulink.com /~environm/Fishing/perch.html   (2075 words)

 Region 6 Natural Resource Highlight - Perch Lake
Perch Lake is located approximately 10 miles north of Watertown N.Y. on the Perch River Wildlife Management area.
Perch Lake provided a rare opportunity to examine the impact of ice fishing alone on a previously unexploited northern pike population.
The Perch Lake ice fishery was studied by DEC and Cornell University from the opening in 1995 through the 1999 season.
www.dec.state.ny.us /website/reg6/hilite2.html   (608 words)

 Perch, Walleye Pike, Yellow Pike
Perch are freshwater fish that live in waters and streams of North America and Canada.
When well-wrapped, perch can be frozen for up to two months in a refrigerator freezer compartment and three to four months in a deep-freeze.
Slip in perch, then cover pan and keep liquid at a simmer for about eight minutes per inch (about 2.5cm) thickness of the fish.
www.truestarhealth.com /Notes/1874005.html   (1081 words)

 Perch fishing
Perch are one of the most missunderstood species around..................
This specimen Perch is one of many caught using an unusual bait on a specially designed rig.
There are far more specimen Perch than people realise but their behaviour is quite unique and unlike their smaller counterparts.
www.supafish.com /Perch.htm   (300 words)

 Seneca Lake Perch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
I have to admit that I have never sought out to target perch before, so this was a completely new thing for me, and I fully expected the fishing to be light duty and easy going - like a walk in the park.
Although perch normally overcome harvesting in waters where they are plentiful, it's still wise to "limit your kill - not kill your limit" every time on the water.
Along with the perch came a nice lake trout for me. It could have easily parted my fine, 4 pound fluorocarbon leader, but I played the fish carefully as it made a couple runs back to the depths.
users.adelphia.net /~thewavzone/wnybassfishingsite/senecaperch.htm   (870 words)

As a sportfish, the silver perch is considered by many anglers to be the best of the inland varieties on a weight for weight basis.
The shape of the silver perch is one we associate with all fish termed 'perch'.
The silver perch has been credited with a maximum recorded weight of a little over 7 kg (15.51b) but a fish of that size would be an exception.
www.shoalhaven.net.au /~shafc/Species/perch.html   (1233 words)

 Yellow Perch Webpage
The yellow perch is an important food fish and ecological fish species in the midwest.
A perch aquaculture industry has developed, but their growth rate is slow in comparison to other aquaculture species.
The yellow perch is one of the primary fish species we work with in addition to zebrafish and brook trout.
www.mbl.edu /goetz/perca.html   (1033 words)

 Nile Perch, Trade and Environment
In the 1950s, a proposal to increase fish catches in the lake by introducing the Nile perch was adamantly opposed by scientists who feared that the lack of a natural predator for the fish would result in the imminent destruction of the lake's bountiful ecosystem.
By 1964 the Nile perch was recorded in Tanzania, by 1970 it was well established in Kenya, and by the early 1980s it was abundant throughout Uganda, Tanzania, and Kenya, the three countries surrounding Lake Victoria.
Extensive fish kills, Nile perch, loss of habitat, and overfishing have caused many fisheries to collapse and many protein sources to be unavailable at the market for local consumption.
www.american.edu /projects/mandala/TED/perch.htm   (1985 words)

 Perch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
North Atlantic Ocean Perch (Sebastes Marinus) is generally regarded as one of the Premium Sebastes Specie.
North Atlantic Ocean Perch fillets tend to be small, in the 2 to 6 ounce range, and are mostly sold skin on.
Fresh Ocean Perch fillets are usually graded in ounces while frozen fillets are normally graded by the count per pound.
www.channelfish.com /perch_fr.html   (98 words)

 White Perch/Fish of the Great Lakes by Wisconsin Sea Grant
Prolific competitors of native fish species, white perch are believed to have the potential to cause declines of Great Lakes walleye populations.
White perch have been found to eat the eggs of walleye (Stizostedion vitreum), white bass (Morone chrysops), other white perch and possibly other species as well.
The collapse of the walleye fishery in the Bay of Quinte on the north shore of Lake Ontario coincided with the increase in white perch population and may have been a result of egg predation and the resulting lack of recruitment.
www.seagrant.wisc.edu /greatlakesfish/whiteperch.html   (716 words)

 Yellow Perch
Distinguished as a perch by its two well separated dorsal fins, the first spiny-rayed and the second softrayed.
Zebra mussels increase the biomass of benthic invertebrates which juvenile and adult yellow perch feed on, therefore improve the growth of the fish.
In turn, Yellow Perch is, in the ecology of many rivers and lakes, of inestimable value as the prey of larger fish.
www.rook.org /earl/bwca/nature/fish/percaflav.html   (852 words)

 Lake Michigan Yellow Perch
Ascertaining the cause for this is the objective of the Yellow Perch Task Group and the purpose of this research.
Yellow perch evolved in much smaller bodies of water and that evolutionary process produced the current life history in which the tiniest yellow perch, newly hatched, spend about 40 days or more adrift in the water column.
The larval perch were collected by towing for 15 minutes with a large net (2 m wide and 1 m deep) at the surface of the lake at night on the dates indicated.
www.uwm.edu /Dept/GLWI/people/jjanssen/perch2002   (1221 words)

 Allrecipes | Cook's Encyclopedia | perch
In France, the common or river perch is highly favored.
Related to the true perch are the pike perch (so called because their bodies resemble the PIKE), the best known of which are the walleyed pike and the sauger or sand pike.
There are several saltwater fish that are incorrectly called perch including the white perch (really a member of the BASS family) and the ocean perch (a member of the ROCKFISH family).
allrecipes.com /advice/ref/ency/terms/7867.asp   (212 words)

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