The Yellow Perch (Perca Flavescens)

The yellow perch should be stocked in lakes and ponds where the water temperatures remain below 80 degrees year-round. Yellow perch feed on zooplankton, insects, snails, and other small fish.

It is considered prey rather than a predator and acts as the complementary prey species for Walleye in the same way you would stock bluegill with bass.  Although it does not achieve a large enough size to be considered a prize game fish, the yellow perch is most sought after for its excellent table fare. 

The world record yellow perch (18 in (46 cm); 4 lb 3 oz (1.9 kg)) was caught in 1865 in New Jersey and is the longest-standing record for freshwater fish in North America.

How To Buy Yellow Perch

Smith Creek Fish Farm is centrally located in Western New York about an hour's drive from Buffalo and Rochester.  The hatchery and retail pond supply outlet have seasonal hours for fish pickup and walk-in customers. Our expert fish packers will oxygen bag your fish for easy, safe, and stress-free transport. 

We do suggest bringing coolers or totes to hold your bagged fish.  Truck delivery of trout, game fish, and forage is available in the WNY area when orders meet our delivery minimums. We also safely ship, by UPS Next Day Air, many of our fish species including triploid grass carp and crayfish

Unfortunately, we ONLY ship fish to New York addresses.  All of our fish are 2022 NY DEC certified disease-free and have been for more than 10 years.

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