Yellow Perch

Keystone Hatcheries LLC Yellow Perch

Table fare for the famous Wisconsin “Friday Night Fish Fry”, the Yellow Perch is considered the best eating of all fresh water fish, but unfortunately it’s pond reputation does not match this. Being a very prolific fish with few spawning substrate requirements, the perch can cause serious stunting problems in nearly any lake or pond. The Walleye is a natural predator of the Yellow Perch, and there is evidence they can help keep perch populations under control. Therefore, it is a good idea to only stock perch in those waters that will also support Walleye. Yellow Perch consume a wide variety of food items, but fish do not become a major component of their diet until after reaching 7 “ in size. We recommend stocking 200 per Surface Acre in ponds with Walleye.