South Dakota State Record Yellow Perch Caught

According to South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks’ (GFP) Facebook page, Chase Jensen has caught the new certified state record yellow perch. It weighed in at 2 pounds, 13 ounces and was caught on Saturday, March 7 on Bitter Lake. In order to be considered an official record, the fish was identified by a fisheries biologist and weighed on a certified scale. It beat the previous state record by one ounce.

A fish under 3 pounds may not sound like a big deal to some of you. But remember, yellow perch average well under a pound. For a perch angler, Jensen’s catch is equivalent to a bass angler catching a 10-pounder! Congratulations on an excellent catch, Chase!

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