When fishing with a slip bobber rig, it’s best to use a monofilament mainline of 6 to 10lb. A braided mainline of around 6lb is your best choice when using small lures and jigs.
While most yellow perch will have an average size of 7 to 12 inches and 3 to 12 ounces, this panfish species can reach a maximum size of about 18 to 20 inches and 4 pounds. A trophy perch is a fish of at least 14 inches and 1.5lb in most waters.
Perch are spring spawners that lay and fertilize their eggs annually between early April and late May in water temperatures between 45 and 58F. They can spawn in both shallow lake areas and low current tributaries.
A yellow perch’s diet will change depending on its age and size. Juvenile perch will feed on zooplankton, while adult fish feed primarily on aquatic insects, crustaceans, leeches, and smaller fish.
Of course, there isn’t a guarantee for success, but many times, the tips contained in this article have landed me perch when the going was tough and I was close to giving up and heading home empty-handed.
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.