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Fish Identification

Yellow PerchYellow perch

Yellow perch have a compressed elongate body, olive to bronze above, yellowish below, with six to nine dark narrow saddles and yellow to orange lower fins. They are most similar in shape to a small walleye, but differ in their distinctive color and pattern.

Scientific Name:  Perca flavescens

Adult size: 6-16 inches

Distribution: Found throughout the state, except the far south 

Current State Record Information

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