Commission adds white perch to prohibited species list
White perch have been added to the list of species illegal to import, possess or release in Kansas waters.
The Kansas Wildlife and Parks Commission approved addition of white perch to the list because the species, native to the Atlantic coast of North America, outcompete native species, resulting in declines in their populations.
White perch have established populations in Browning Oxbow Lake, Wilson and Cheney Reservoirs, and Kingman State Fishing Lake. The regulation allows continued use of white perch as bait, but only if the bait is dead.
Last modified June 4, 2009