Man catches largest yellow perch ever recorded in South Dakota, fish weighed over 2 pounds

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PIERRE, South Dakota — A man fishing on Bitter Lake has caught the largest yellow perch ever recorded in South Dakota.

Aurora resident Chase Jensen iced the monster perch on Saturday. The fish weighed 2 pounds 13 ounces, that's two ounces heavier than the previous yellow perch record.

State wildlife officials say yellow perch is one of the most sought after fish in South Dakota. They say late ice conditions often send large, pre-spawn panfish on a feeding frenzy.

The previous record was established in 2004 and the fish was also caught on Bitter Lake.

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