The Yellow Perch
Another very common fish is the yellow perch, or ringed perch. It is found in eastern Canada, the region immediately north of the Great Lakes, the upper Mississippi Valley, Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, and all of the states bordering on the Atlantic ocean. It is a nicely shaped fish, a little wide in proportion to length, with a high back and rather small head. The back is olive and the sides yellow, lighter beneath, and over the back and sides are some six or seven dark vertical bands, like finger prints.
The yellow perch reaches, in some waters, a weight of two pounds, though it is usually under a pound in weight. It is a gamey fish, and an excellent food fish when taken from good waters.
Brooks, Lake. The Science of Fishing. Columbus, OH: A.R. Harding, 1912. Print.
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