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white perch

noun
1.
a small game fish, Morone americana, greenish-gray above and silvery below, inhabiting streams along the Atlantic coast of the U.S.
3.
silver perch (def 2).
Origin
1765-1775
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.
  • white perch are common throughout the tidal river, but fishing is best in the lower river during spring and summer.
  • Many anglers believe that the best eating freshwater fish of all is the white perch.
  • Although salmon are reported to be present in the lake white perch dominate the fishery.

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