About Perch Fish
Perch Fish is a type of fish that can be found in many different parts of the world. Perch fish are also known as Perca and they belong to the Percidae family. Perches are usually around 12 inches long, but some can grow up to 18 inches. Perches have scales on their bodies just like other types of fish do, but they also have spines that make them easy to identify!
Resource: Using Perch Fish as Catfish Bait
Perch fish has a light-colored body with bluish or greenish tints. The fins are pink, yellow, and blue in coloration. They have spines on their dorsal and anal fin rays that create an appendage called the “spiny ﬁsh”. Perch fish swim near the bottom of lakes, rivers, ponds, or streams near aquatic vegetation for food. Perch live from one to four years old but can grow up to three feet long depending on where they live and what type of habitat is available to them.
History of Perch Fish
Perch Fish has been around for a long time! Perches can be found as far back in history as the 1400s and 1500s when they were caught by early settlers fishing. Perch fish are usually deep-sea dwellers but some types of perch live just on land or close to it. Perch fish can be found in many parts of the world. Perches are usually around 12 inches long, but some can grow up to 18 inches. Perches have scales on their bodies just like other types of fish do, but they also have spines that make them easy to identify!
There are three species of the perch family:
- European Perch (Perca fluviatilis)
- Balkhash Perch (Perca schrenkii)
- Yellow Perch (Perca flavescens)
How to Catch Perch Fish?
Perch Fish is a freshwater species and so it is typically caught by anglers using artificial lures or live bait such as earthworms (or nightcrawlers) and minnows. Perch are very popular sportfish because they fight well when hooked and provide lots of action for fishing enthusiasts; however, only one perch may be kept at any time during the year regardless if you use natural baits or something like artificial lures.
What you need:
- Size 4 to 8 Sinker Hooks
- 4-6 pound monofilament line
- Light spinning rod
- Live Worms
Perch are often found near deep holes or submerged structures, so be sure to keep an eye out for these types of areas. Perches are usually bottom dwellers and the angler must use a bait that is heavy enough to get down into the depths where they live. A worm or small minnow will work best in this type of situation because it can easily get below the perch’s preferred depth range.
Regulations on Perch Fish
In some states, Perch Fish is considered as a game fish and anglers love to use them as catfish bait, this their possession for sport is prohibited.
But there are Perch Fishing Tournaments that use Perch as the main event. Perches can be caught in both freshwater lakes or saltwater ponds, bayous, streams and rivers during any time of year regardless if you use natural baits or something like artificial lures to catch them with.
Commercial and recreational ﬁshing regulations are used to manage the population of the perch fish.