A Camouflaged Yellow Perch

Camouflaged Yellow Perch

A juvenile fish, appearing to be a yellow perch (Perca flavenscens), meets me face-to-face, in the shallows of Wyman Lake, staring curiously while camouflaged with the mossy, stone background. Young perch face challenges in the lake being that they are on the menu for a variety of predatory fish including walleye and northern pike – also in some areas birds can take a heavy toll. To compensate for low survival rates, Camouflaged Yellow Perch produce large quantities of eggs. This means that even small populations of perch can rebound quickly if conditions are good.

EQUIPMENT USED

Canon 7D

Ikelite 7D Housing

Twin Ikelite DS 161 Strobes

Flat Ikelite Lens Port

Ikelite Dual Synch Cord 

Ikelite 5.1 inch Port body