Perch fishing can be absolutely brilliant on overcast days, with mild temperatures and a slowly falling barometric pressure. Additionally, if there are southern winds and a light drizzle present, chances are that you will catch a lot of perch. On the other hand, clear skies, high pressure, and colder temperatures are the worst conditions for perch.
While the yellow perch is an actual member of the perch family Percidae, the white perch is not a perch at all, but a species belonging to the wider bass family Moroniadae. While the two fish have roughly the same length and weight, they differ in body coloration, as the yellow perch is yellow, green, or brownish in color, while the white perch is silverly or white.
While both European and yellow perch have rather similar appearances, they are nonetheless two different species of the genus Perca. The biggest difference between the two fish is their size, as Euro perch are much bigger than yellow perch.
Fishing for perch in the dark is very exciting and can actually yield very good results. There will be fewer fish that bite at night, but the ones that do are generally bigger.
In waters that do not contain any pike, you do not need to use a wire trace for perch, as their teeth simply won’t be able to bite through your line. However, if the venue you are fishing for perch in also holds pike, you should always use a thin wire trace in order to protect the fish and save your lures.