Distinguishing Features - Olive back graduating to golden-yellow sides and light belly with six to eight dark, vertical bands; front dorsal fin adorned with sharp spikes.
Size - Maximum Weight - 1 kg (2 lb).
Widespread throughout NW Ontario, yellow perch thrive in clear-water, from small ponds to large lakes where they feed on minnows, insects, snails and small crayfish. Spawning occurs in shallow waters in May.
Yellow perch are active in schools and are eager biters. You will generally catch them in bunches.
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