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GFP News - march 11, 2015


state record yellow perch caught

PIERRE, S.D. - Weighing 2 pounds, 13 ounces, an Aurora resident recently caught the largest yellow perch ever recorded in South Dakota.

Chase Jensen iced the monster perch on Bitter Lake in northeastern South Dakota on March 7, 2015. The yellow perch is one of the most popular and sought after fish in the state. Late ice conditions often put the large, pre-spawn panfish on a feeding frenzy. Images can be found on our Facebook page.

The previous yellow perch record of 2 pounds, 12 ounces, also came from Bitter Lake in 2004.

For a fish to qualify as a state record, anglers must have the fish identified by a state fisheries biologist and weighed on a certified scale. To learn more about the specific qualifications or to view a list of all South Dakota’s state hook and line record fish, visit:


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