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   WALLEYE
  • WALLEYE
  • SAUGER


  •  WALLEYE / PICKEREL (also known as pickeral)

         IDENTIFICATION & FEATURES:
    • Back is olive brown to golden-brown in colour
    • Undersides milk-white or yellow-white
    • Many sharp teeth
    • Opaque eye that is very light sensitive
         HABITAT:
    • Prefers large, shallow, turbid lakes
    • Often found in up to 15m (50 ft.) of water
         SPAWNING:
    • Spawns in spring or early summer
    • Spawns on rocky areas in rivers below in-stream obstructions
    • Reaches maturity in 2-4 years
         FOOD:
    • Mainly small fish, but may eat worms or crayfish
         ANGLING:
    • Still-fishing with live minnows
    • Artificial lures such as spinners, spoons, plugs or jigs
    • Sunrise and sunset are most productive

     


     SAUGER (also known as pickerel)

         IDENTIFICATION & FEATURES:
    • Elongated body
    • Many sharp teeth and large opaque eyes
    • No white tip on tail fin
    • Distinct blotches or bands on body of adults
    • Spots on dorsal fin

         HABITAT:
    • Prefers large, shallow, turbid lakes
         SPAWNING:
    • Spawns in spring in rivers and gravelly shoals of lakes
         FOOD:
    • Mainly small fish, but may eat worms or crayfish
         ANGLING:
    • Still-fishing with live minnows
    • Artificial lures such as spinners, spoons, plugs or jigs
    • Sunrise and sunset are most productive

     

     

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