Perch are regionally known as Striped or Jack Perch. Their excellent eating quality makes them a highly sought after species. Perch readily spawn in lakes and ponds when the water temperature reaches 45 to 50 degrees F in several feet of water by depositing a gelatinous mass over weeds or brush. Perch will feed on minnows, insects, crayfish and snails. Traveling in schools, perch tend to stay in deeper water in daylight moving toward the shallows at night. Perch will reach 8 inches by their second year and will live 5-7 years in northern states. Perch have been known to reach 3 pounds but are more commonly caught at half a pound or less. Fishing for Perch can be done at all times of the year and ice fishing for them is very popular.
NOTE ON SHIPPING FISH: If you would like us to ship your fish directly to you, you must be within the following states: New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, New Jersey, Delaware, or Ohio. Fish will only ship during the available season. Shipping is calculated at checkout and only offered via UPS overnight.