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.
There are 165 species.
They are also known as lake perch.
The tasty firm meat of the perch has made it popular main course.
It can weigh up to 4 pounds (1.8 kilograms).
Since perch feed all year round, they can be fished all year round.
Of the 165 species, 150 are too small to be eaten and so 15 species are available.
The bait fish seek plants and the perch follow to feed on them.
They tend to congregate in deeper waters.
You will usually catch the smaller perch that swim in the shallower waters.
They are curious and will often follow a hooked friend. Many anglers bait as many rods as legally permissible to catch the onlookers.
They gather near submerged objects.
Use of sound waves will detect underwater objects such as the bottom of the lake and fish .
Not at all, they are not fussy eaters.
Because the perch have small mouths, the lure should be small and lightweight.
The light monofilament line (4- to 8-pound test) is usually recommended.
The heavier leadheads (1/8 ounce) are most commonly used for trolling.
That is the distinctive appearance of a fly fishing reel.
Poppers and flies are used for fly fishing.
It should be 7 to 8 feet (2.1 to 2.4 meters) long.
The lighter fly fishing rods enable the angler to feel subtle hits from the fish as it nibbles at the bait.