Yellow Perch Fishing Basics


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Habitat

Perch can be found in a variety of waters.  You will find them in rivers and lakes, big and small.  Perch like weeds, but can also be found around rocky areas, wood and they are known for roaming the deeper open waters as well.


Fishing Rigs

You can keep it pretty simple when it comes to fishing rigs for yellow perch.  There are a few main rigs you will need.  Take a look at our fishing rigs for perch section to learn more.


Live & Natural Baits

Perch will eat a variety of baits such as worms, minnows, shrimp and more.  Take a look at our live & natural baits for perch section to learn more about what to use and how to use it to catch more.


Rod & Reel Recommendations

With perch, you are going to be using lighter action fishing rods and reels to go with lighter line.  Learn more on our perch rod & reel recommendations page.


Fishing Line Recommendations

With perch, you’re going to be going lighter with your fishing line.  You can go a little heavier, but you really don’t need to.  Learn more on our perch fishing line recommendations page.


Eating Yellow Perch

Yellow perch taste great.  You will get some nice, smaller fillets on these fish and they work great with a little bit of batter in the frying pan.  Most people will fry them, but you can also bake them too.  The bigger perch fillets work better for baking.


 

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