white perch

a small game fish, Morone americana, greenish-gray above and silvery below, inhabiting streams along the Atlantic coast of the U.S.
silver perch ( def 2 ).

1765–75, Americanism

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Local residents of the area were amazed to be catching rock-fish, croaker,
  white perch and spot.
Dozens of small white perch, temporarily stunned, traced a kind of wake behind
  the boat.
Cut gizzard shad, big threadfin shad, and white perch seem to be the best baits.
White perch appear to be gaining in popularity with anglers, particularly
  during the winter months.
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