>live next to lake erie
>lake perch is $16.99 a pound
>ocean perch is $6.99 a pound
explain this shit /ck/
Ocean perch are not truly perch. They're a species of bass IIRC, and the big price difference is a result of that and the fact that mass-fishing in a lake setting is more difficult than on the ocean.
Also lake perch taste a lot nicer.
>catch them yourself
>be me, young teenager
>travel to the bay with my friends
>steal beer from my buddy's parent's fridge
>fish for perch all day, drink outside and clean our catches for hours
>fish fry late into the night
>wake up and do it again
Man... being an adult really fucking sucks. Wish I could go back.
You will work for your entire life and then just after you retire you will die, the government has sprayed just enough chemtrails into the environment to keep you paying tax until you drop.
What side of Lake Erie? Never seen commercial perch fishing on the American side, so proximity isn't going to affect price much. Beyond that, it's likely going to boil down to which is better, on average, and supply & demand.
Comparing the two is also fairly arbitrary, because like another anon said, they're unrelated species. "Ocean perch" were called redfish or rockfish, and they kinda suck, so marketers started calling them perch, which don't suck, early last century. Enough tools were more likely to buy them under the fraudulent name that it stuck around and eventually got the government's seal of approval as nonfraudulent.
>"Ocean perch" were called redfish or rockfish,
Why the hell?
Redfish can be red snapper, but it is usually red drum or puppy drum.
Rockfish is striped bass or freshwater "striper" in salt water.
I know canadia has got good fishing, but apparently completely different jargon.
I live in Florida and seafood is still crazy expensive. Its cheaper to buy pre packaged shrimp from Asia then to buy the shrimp that are fished just a few miles from where I live.
>eating fish from lake erie