Yellow Perch are one of the best-tasting freshwater fish. Some anglers absolutely love catching perch, while others may get annoyed by them because they will steal your bait when anglers are fishing for walleye or bass with live bait. Most perch are between 6 and 9 inches long, but many lakes produce good populations of jumbo perch in the 10 to 12 inch range with some even bigger. Perch fishing is typically best in clear, cool lakes and in reservoirs that contain rock, gravel or sand bottoms. The shallower, weedy lakes can also hold large populations of perch, but the lack of deep water will often result in lots of smaller fish.
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