Here are a couple of shots of an amazing yellow perch I caught and released today from a small, public lake in southern PA. The fish took a live earthworm fished on the bottom w/ a # 12 hook while, you guessed it, fishing for bluegills.
The perch was 15 3/4 inches long with a 12 1/2 girth. Didn't weigh the fish, but I think it was an old male or perhaps a post spawn female. In Fisherman perch charts would put this fish somewhere between 2-2 and 2-10. Interestingly, this is the first perch I have ever taken from this public water that has yielded numerous 10 in plus gills for us.
Let's here it for them worms! Jeff Soto...is there a 15 3/4 in replica out there? Tis fish almost looks like a small peacock bass!
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