Yellow Perch

Yellow Perch

Common Name: Yellow Perch

Other Names: Perch, Lake Perch, American Perch

Scientific Name: Perca flavescens

Origin: Native

Adult Size: Yellow perch normally range from 6 to 12 inches in length and weigh from 1/4 to 1 pound. Larger yellow perch, up to 15 inches and 1.6 pounds, are occasionally caught in Maine.

Identification: The top of the head and back is bright green to olive in color; sides are yellowish-green to golden yellow with 6 to 8 dark vertical bands; belly area ranges from yellow to white; pectoral, pelvic and anal fins vary in color from pale yellow to bright orange.