Stock yellow perch in a pond that is at least 10-feet deep and 1/3 acre in size. You can stock up to 100 4- to 5-inch perch in a pond of this size. The larger the pond, the more fish you can add to it.
Add proper aeration to the pond through the use of multiple waterfalls or fountains. Yellow perch require a lot of oxygen; water circulation is crucial to the health of your fish.
Maintain the water temperature of the pond. Yellow perch can living in freezing temperatures, but they're most active in water temperatures of 66 to 70 degrees. Add a pond heater or a pond de-icer in the winter and provide shade in the summer to regulate water temperature. Add floating plants and foliage to the pond to increase shade.
Order yellow perch from a commercial hatchery. Slowly mix pond water into the shipping container over the course of 30 minutes; then, submerge the container let the fish swim out when they are ready.