A slow start but it's a start All this talk about yellow perch got me hungry for a fresh yellow perch lunch today so I stepped out to try to catch a few real quick. Got two barely keepers for the frying pan today. 9-10 in. DSCF0088 (1).JPG They were both males. When I measured the smaller one it was 9 in. when I first caught it. I measured it again when I cleaned it and it was just shy of 9 in. Moral of story. If you keep a 9in. perch, it will shrink in cold dry air.