Yellow Perch in Alberta (Perca Flavescens)
Yellow Perch Identification
- golden yellow or green
- needle-like spines on the dorsal fins
- broad dark vertical bands on the sides
Yellow Perch Description
Yellow perch are popular amongst young anglers and are easily found throughout Alberta, with the exception of the Eastern Slopes where their presence is scattered. Despite their popularity, they threaten trout populations when they are illegally introduced to environments where they compete with trout.