Yellow Perch Information

GENERAL INFORMATION

Common Name:

Yellow Perch

Scientific Name:

Perca flavescens

Diet:

Zooplankton, invertebrates, insects, snails, and small fish

Habitat:

Lakes and reservoirs with submerged vegetation

Spawn:

Spring in areas with submerged vegetation. Eggs hatch in ten to twenty days

Distribution:

Scattered statewide

Origin:

Native to North America east of the Rocky Mountains

Characteristics:

Yellowish with dark vertical bars. The tail is forked and the dorsal fin is divided.

UTAH RECORD CATCH & RELEASE

Date:

March 4, 2000

Length:

15 1/4 Inches

Fisherman:

Brad Cutler

Location:

Yuba Reservoir

UTAH RECORD CATCH

Year:

1984

Weight:

2 pounds 11 ounces

Length:

15 1/8 Inches

Girth:

9 3/4 Inches

Fisherman:

Ray Johnson

Location:

Sevier Bridge Reservoir



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