Welcome to Apex Fishing Tips, this section of our website is all about perch fishing. On this web page you'll learn about perch (white and yellow perch) and perch fishing. The below information will help you catch bigger perch, in large quantities, more often. Anglers of all skill levels will benefit from our perch fishing tips and information.
Below you'll find 8 perch fishing tips that will increase your odds of catching perch, specifically yellow perch and white perch. Our perch fishing tips are useful to both novice and expert anglers. We're always looking for more perch fishing tips, if you would like to share how you catch perch, please contact us and tell us.
In addition to our 8 perch fishing tips we're going to teach you about yellow perch and white perch. We've also provided you with the latest all-tackle world fishing records for both white and yellow perch. If you need additional information on how to catch to perch, you'll find more resources at the end of this page and some perch fishing pictures.
Perch is the name of a fish species that is a member of the Perca genus. There are three species of perch in the Perca genus, the yellow perch (Perca flavescens), the European perch (Perca fluviatilis) and the Balkhash perch (Perca schrenkii). The yellow perch is found in North America, the European perch is found in Europe, the Balkhash parch is found in Asia.
Yellow perch are very popular among anglers in North America. Yellow perch can be found in abundance in the Great Lakes and many other lakes and rivers across North America. They have a goldish-yellow color with greyish-black vertical stripes running along their body. Yellow perch are common in the diet of other popular game fish, like walleye and northern pike. They like to feed on small bait fish, crustaceans and insects.
The below International Game Fish Association (IGFA) perch world fishing records are up to date as of 2019.
A picture of a european perch (P. fluviatilis) caught on a fishing trip.
(Credit: Mo Hassan / Flickr)
A picture of a white perch (M. americana) caught on a fishing trip.
(Credit: Ohio Sea Grant / Flickr)
A picture of a yellow perch (P. flavescens) caught on a fishing trip.
(Credit: Virginia DGIF / Flickr)