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#15984 11/15/06 11:49 AM
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I am not very familiar with this species. Will they do well in Central Illinois? Are they prone to becoming overpopulated in a pond with LMB, CC, SF, and HBG? One last question are they a species of fish that you eat? All prior mention to perch that I have heard was from people who caught them in the river....and they were not fans of them.


Bullheads and Carp are the devil~
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IL LH,
I started quizzing the panel of experts on this subject back a few weeks when I qued 'em up for input on stocking FH in a new pond. The YP stuff kicks in nearer the bottom of Page 1 of the OK, Talk FH to me thread

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Hmmm....our pond is approx. 3 acres. We have LMB, CC, GSF and a few BG. I would have to stock larger ones it seems since by LMB are getting some size (as I recently found out). Perhaps I will hold off on the YP until we get the thing dug out...hopefully next winter! They sure do look like a fun fish though!


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Yellow perch is the single best tasting fish I've ever had. And I've had 'em all.


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"Yellow perch is the single best tasting fish I've ever had. And I've had 'em all."

Yeah, but you really like carp too, and I'm not quite sure what to make of that.

One good thing about adding Yellow Perch to a pond is that you can easily get larger Yellow Perch for stocking purposes. This way, you can stock YP into a pond with an existing LMB population, and still have many YP survive as a bonus fish. They do also provide forage for bass.


Excerpt from Robert Crais' "The Monkey's Raincoat:"
"She took another microscopic bite of her sandwich, then pushed it away. Maybe she absorbed nutrients from her surroundings."

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Let's be clear here, dude. I like grass carp, not common carp! \:\)


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OK, my fault. That's a major difference. But the photo of your bathtub would indicate otherwise.


Excerpt from Robert Crais' "The Monkey's Raincoat:"
"She took another microscopic bite of her sandwich, then pushed it away. Maybe she absorbed nutrients from her surroundings."

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He eats Grass Carp; he bathes with Common Carp.


"Live like you'll die tomorrow, but manage your grass like you'll live forever."
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Originally posted by Sunil:
One good thing about adding Yellow Perch to a pond is that you can easily get larger Yellow Perch for stocking purposes. This way, you can stock YP into a pond with an existing LMB population, and still have many YP survive as a bonus fish. They do also provide forage for bass.
Also YP , being a cool water fish , help keep down the tendency of BG stunting in northern ponds. Bigger YP can eat quite a few small BG in fall and winter as they are active while the small BG are much lees active.

















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