White Perch

(Morone Americana)

Native to the Great Lakes since 1950, they can be found from Lawrence River and Lake Ontario south to the Pee Dee River in South Carolina, and as far east as Nova Scotia. As for fishing, these fish put up a great fight for their size, which is generally 5-7 inches with an average weight of just half of a pound. White Perch are popular fare for the Chesapeake Bay fisherman and in many locations are considered a favorite for a fish fry, breaded and baked, or even grilled with lemon juice.

Generally silvery-white in color, hence the names, depending upon habitat and size specimens have begun to develop a darker shade near the dorsal fin and along the top of the fish. This sometimes earns them the nickname “Black-Back”. White Perch are a delectable freshwater fish that is commonly described as a softer meat with a slightly stronger taste in comparison with Yellow Perch. It feeds mostly on fish eggs, and is said to decrease the Walleye population. They are an unlimited catch in the Great Lakes.

Harvested from all of our Great Lakes, Presteve Foods typically provides and distributes either Fresh Round or Fillets of White Perch. If frozen Presteve Foods will Individually Quick Frozen, and pack for the customer’s specifications. Frozen products are available year round for all customers’ convenience.