The perch (lat. Perca fluviatilis) live in just about all kinds of fresh waters, in stationary, flowing water, and in brackish water. The perch has a flat-sided greenish body graduating down to a white belly. It has bright red-orange pelvic fins. It has a row of sharp pointed spines along the dorsal fin. The body of the perch is rough to the touch as the small scales are imbedded deep in the skin.
The general body type of a perch is somewhat long and rounded. These fish feed on smaller fish, shellfish, or insect larvae, but can be caught with nearly any bait. Larger fish switch over to hunting smelt or even other perch. The average size perch is 4oz – 1lb with anything over 2lb considered a specimen.
Perch spawn from mid March till the end of April in water temperatures warmer than 8 degrees Celsius. Perch can be caught with a variety of methods including float, ledger, feeder, free-lining, spinning with lures and even fly fishing. Best baits for catching Perch: dendrobaena worms, red worm, brandlings, minnow, Worms, lobworms, casters, maggots. Also caught using plugs, lures and spinners.