Sunday, May 29, 2011
White Perch or Yellow Perch? The Differences are Clear.
It is very easy to tell the difference between a yellow perch and white perch. However, many people mistake white perch for silver bass. If you eat the fish you catch, there is a big difference in the taste of white perch and silver bass. White perch are very good; silver bass are a lot fishier tasting.
The easiest way to tell the difference between a white perch and silver bass is by looking at their stripes on the side of the fish. White perch only have 1 solid stripe which is high up on their back. Silver bass, on the other hand, have five stripes on their sides and appear to be more silver in color. There are other differences between the two fish and hopefully in the future I can post a photo of a silver bass alongside a white perch and describe them to you. Here's to good fishin'