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The Ultimate Perch Fishing Quiz
by Staff
The freshwater perch is probably the most abundant fish in North America and a favorite among anglers. Improve your chances of a good catch by taking this quiz.

How many species of freshwater perch are there?

  • 55
  • 105
  • 165

What is another name for yellow perch?

  • lake perch
  • rock perch
  • ocean perch

What is the reason for the popularity of the perch on the dinner table?

  • size and soft meat
  • tasty firm meat
  • easy to clean scale less skin

How much can a large perch weigh?

  • 4 pounds (1.8 kilograms)
  • 8 pounds (3.6 kilograms)
  • 12 pounds (5.5 kilograms)

When is perch fishing season?

  • spring
  • summer
  • all year round

Of all the species of perch, how many can actually serve as meals?

  • 15
  • 50
  • 110

What determines the feeding areas of the perch?

  • warm waters
  • plants
  • lack of plant life

Where do the larger perch congregate?

  • deep waters
  • shallow waters
  • warm waters

What kind of perch will you usually catch fishing from shore?

  • spawning perch
  • small perch
  • male perch

What characteristic of the perch can you exploit to catch more perch?

  • poor vision
  • hunger
  • curiosity

Where do perch tend to hang out in deep waters?

  • clear waters
  • submerged objects
  • away from plant life

How do anglers use technology to catch more fish?

  • sound waves to detect objects
  • small explosive charges to stun the fish
  • lasers detect underwater motion

Do you need live bait to catch perch?

  • perch prefer dark colored lures
  • they only go for live bait
  • they are not fussy

How big should the lures be?

  • large as possible
  • small
  • size doesn't matter, lure must be noisy

What type of line is recommended for perch fishing?

  • light monofilament line
  • braided Dacron lines
  • fluorocarbon lines

What type of lure is best for trolling?

  • floaters
  • poppers
  • heavy leadheads

What kind of reel consists of a metal circle that is punctuated with evenly spaced holes?

  • spinning
  • fly fishing
  • centerpin

What kind of lures are best for fly fishing?

  • poppers
  • spinners
  • jigs

How long should a fly fishing rod be?

  • 6 feet (1.8 meters)
  • 7 to 8 feet (2.1 to 2.4 meters)
  • 9 feet (2.7 meters)

Why do many anglers prefer to fly fish?

  • it brings in a bigger catch
  • it is more challenging
  • angler can feel the fish