Yellow perch have a compressed elongate body, olive to bronze above, yellowish below, with six to nine dark narrow saddles and yellow to orange lower fins. They are most similar in shape to a small walleye, but differ in their distinctive color and pattern.
Scientific Name: Perca flavescens
Adult size: 6-16 inches
Distribution: Found throughout the state, except the far south
Image: Duane Raver/USFWS
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