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Colorado Fish Species

Arctic Char
Arctic Grayling
Black Bullhead
Black Crappie
Blue Catfish
Bluehead sucker
Bonytail Chub
Brook Trout
Brown Trout
Channel Catfish
Colorado Pikeminnow
Colorado River Cutthroat
Common Carp
Creek Chub
Cutbow Trout
Cutthroat Trout
Emerald Shiner
Flannelmouth Sucker
Flathead Catfish
Flathead Chub
Freshwater Drum
Gizzard Shad
Golden Shiner
Golden Trout
Grass Carp
Green Sunfish
Greenback Cutthroat
Hybrid Striped Bass(wiper/palmetto)
Lake Chub
Lake Trout
Largemouth Bass
Longnose Sucker
Mountain Whitefish
Northern Pike
Orangespotted Sunfish
Rainbow Trout
Redear Sunfish
River Carpsucker
Roundtail Chub
Sacramento Perch
Smallmouth Bass
Snake River Cutthroat
Spottail Shiner
Spotted Bass
Striped Bass
Sunfish (Bream)
Tiger Muskie
Tiger Trout
White Bass
White Crappie
White Sucker
Yellow Bullhead
Yellow Perch
Yellowstone Cutthroat

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FishExplorer Lakes with Yellow Perch
Adams County Fairground Lakes
Arapaho Bend Ponds (FC)
Arvada Reservoir
Aurora Reservoir
Barr Lake
Bear Creek Lake
Bear Creek Ponds
Lake Beckwith
Bingham Lake-Pinery Reservoir
Birdland Lake (Jack B. Tomlinson Park)
Blue Mesa Reservoir
Boedecker Reservoir
Boulder Reservoir
Bowles Grove Pond
Boyd Lake
Brush Hollow Reservoir
Carter Lake
Centennial Park Lake
Chatfield Reservoir
Cheesman Reservoir
Cherry Creek Reservoir
City Park Lake (Denver)
Community College Pond
Cottonwood Park Lake (Kipling & Jewell)
Crawford Reservoir
Crown Hill Lake
DePoorter Lake
Doty Park Pond
Douglas Reservoir
Echo Canyon Reservoir
Elaine T. Valente Open Space
Eleven Mile Reservoir
Erie Lake
Estes Lake
Four Acre Lake Park (Garrison)
Garland Park Lake (Lollipop Lake)
Gateway Pond
Grandview Ponds
Harriman Lake
Harvey Gap Reservoir
Lake Henry
Highline Lake
Hine Lake
Horsetooth Reservoir
Lake Isabel
Jackson Gulch Reservoir
Joe Moore Reservoir
Jumbo Annex (Red Lion SWA)
Kendrick Reservoir
Kingfisher Point Ponds
Lambertson Lake
Lon Hagler Reservoir
Lonetree Reservoir
Loomiller Park Pond
Lake Loveland
Lowell Ponds
Main Reservoir
Martin Lake
McCall Lake
McIntosh Lake
McKay Lake
McMurry Ponds
McPhee Reservoir
Meadow Park Lake
Milavec Reservoir
Monument Lake (El Paso County)
Narraguinnep Reservoir
Navajo Reservoir
North Sterling Reservoir
Palmer Lake
Pella Crossing
Pomona Lake #2
Poudre Ponds
Promontory Point Park Ponds
Prospect Park Lakes (Wheatridge)
Prospect Ponds (FC)
Pueblo Reservoir
Puett Reservoir
Quail Lake
Quincy Reservoir
Ridgway Reservoir
Rifle Gap Reservoir
River's Edge and Jayhawker Ponds
Riverbend Ponds
Rocky Mountain Arsenal
Rogers Grove - Fairgrounds Lake
Ruedi Reservoir
Runyon-Fountain Lakes
Salisbury Park
Sanchez Reservoir
Seaman Reservoir
Sheldon Lake (City Park)
Siena Reservoir
Smith Lake (Lar. Cty.) (Boxelder #3)
Smith Reservoir (Lakewood)
Soda Lakes
Spinney Mountain Reservoir
Spratt-Platte Lake
St. Vrain State Park (Barbour Ponds)
Standley Lake
Thornton Gravel Ponds #2 & #3
Totten Lake
Trinidad Reservoir
Twin Lakes Park Ponds
Vallecito Reservoir
Waneka Lake
Watson Lake
Webster Lake
Westminster City Park Pond
Windsor Lake
Wonderland Lake
Only lakes in the Fish Explorer database are included in this listing. Lakes we feature on this website are hyperlinked.
Yellow Perch
Yellow perch are generally brassy green to golden yellow on their sides.  They typically have 6-8 dark vertical bands found across their back and sides and the belly is off-white to pale yellow. The lower fins are reddish to orange. The dorsal fin is divided into a spiny portion and a separate soft-rayed portion. The mouth is terminal and large. While perch seldom exceed 12-14 inches, they are popular with many anglers due to their outstanding eating quality. Yellow perch can reach 18 inches.
Perch prefer relatively shallow near-shore areas in lakes with moderate amounts of vegetation that provide cover, food, and protection.  They rarely are caught in water deeper than 30 feet. Adults feed on insect larvae, crustaceans, and small fish. First year fish typically feed on zooplankton.  Sexual maturity is reach in 2-3 years, and perch can live for a decade or so.
Perch are a schooling fish, and remain active all winter, providing ice fisherman great sport.  Water temperature preference is 66-70 degrees.
Spawning occurs in early spring in shallow water.  The female lays her eggs in long gelatinous strands over vegetation, where they usually hang. The eggs hatch 11-27 days after fertilization, depending on water temperature.  Prolific spawners, a 2-3 year old female can lay upwards of a 100,000 eggs.
Most Recent Yellow Perch Forum Posts
Lots of bites, not many fish 06.28.20 by jazzyjeff
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Yellow Perch Articles, Blogs, & Podcasts
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Blog: Day Two Fishing Staycation 06.22.15 by David Coulson
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Blog: Lov'n Fall 09.26.14 by David Coulson
Blog: Jennifer's first ice fishing trip 12.28.13 by David Coulson
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