International Game Fish Association

The International Game Fish Association is a not-for-profit organization committed to the conservation of game fish and the promotion of responsible, ethical angling practices through science, education, rule making and record keeping.

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perch, yellow
(Perca flavescens)


(Mitchill, 1814); PERCIDAE FAMILY; also called lake perch, American perch, ringed perch, striped perch, coon perch, jack perch The yellow perch is a widespread species in the northern United States and in Canada. Although it occurs in nearly every U.S. state today, due to stocking, it is sparsely distributed in the South and through most of the West and Midwest. It blankets the northern U.S.A. and Canada, except British Columbia and the northern territories. In the east it ranges from Nova Scotia to the Santee River drainage, South Carolina and west through the Great Lakes states to the...Read More

All-Tackle Records
WeightLocationCatch DateAngler 
1.91 kg (4 lb 3 oz)Bordentown, New Jersey, USA01-May-1865Dr. C. AbbotRecord Details