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Sander vitreus

State of Ohio Record
15.95 pounds, 33 inches
World Record
22 pounds
Average Size
2-4 pounds, 14-22 inches

The walleye resembles the sauger and saugeye with its long slender body. Sharp canine teeth fill the mouth of the walleye. They have large dark eyes which are above and to the front of the muscular cheeks. The olive-yellow color of the walleye shines with the sun and is more of a rownish-olive color without the sun. White spots are at the bottom edge of the tail fin.

Walleye are found over reefs, shoals of gravel, bedrock, and other firm bottoms. Most walleye are found in deep waters, while others have found many walleye fishing in the shallow weeds near a drop-off.
When water temperature gets between 40° and 50° F walleye will spawn usually in April. The female lay as many as 40,000 eggs that will hatch in about 10 days. Eggs are deposited in tributary streams or over gravel to boulder-sized rocks in reef areas. Many young walleye will feed on zooplankton and insect larvae until they start to feed on small fish after their first year. Adult walleye will feed on shad, rainbow smelt, shiners, and whatever else is available.

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The Four Sessions: Dan "Walleye" Smith - 9&10 News
Fri, 28 Feb 2020 19:39:45 GMT

Live from the Walleye: Toledo vs Fort Wayne - Toledo Blade
Fri, 28 Feb 2020 22:04:42 GMT

Walleye Watch: Toledo to open homestand against rival Fort Wayne - Toledo Blade
Thu, 27 Feb 2020 18:58:00 GMT

BLOG: Huge walleye from Lake Champlain - Glens Falls Post-Star
Thu, 27 Feb 2020 19:00:00 GMT

Iowa DNR proposing walleye length limit changes on Mississippi River - Oskaloosa Herald
Thu, 27 Feb 2020 18:51:00 GMT

Walleye double up Brampton 6-3 in morning game - Toledo Blade
Wed, 26 Feb 2020 19:05:20 GMT

Walleye jersey auction raises over $10000 for ProMedica Cancer Institute - WNWO NBC 24
Thu, 27 Feb 2020 23:22:00 GMT

Walleye Fry has new location in Eagan | Free - ECM Publishers
Thu, 27 Feb 2020 21:18:00 GMT

Harshbarger: Winter walleyes - Tips for success | News, Sports, Jobs - Lewistown Sentinel
Thu, 27 Feb 2020 05:34:45 GMT

Walleye rookie Christopoulos named ECHL goalie of the week - Toledo Blade
Tue, 25 Feb 2020 19:23:27 GMT

Oneida Lake could produce its best walleye fishing season in over 30 years - WSYR
Thu, 27 Feb 2020 02:16:00 GMT

2nd period flurry vaults Walleye over Komets - Toledo Blade
Sat, 22 Feb 2020 04:54:03 GMT

Canadian junior team reworks logo after using one similar to Toledo Walleye - Toledo Blade
Tue, 18 Feb 2020 08:00:00 GMT

Lake Ontario’s Chaumont Bay: Upstate NY ice fishing mecca for walleye, perch - newyorkupstate.com
Fri, 21 Feb 2020 19:28:00 GMT

Walleye forward Winquist overcomes adversity, thrives in Toledo - Toledo Blade
Wed, 19 Feb 2020 08:00:00 GMT

Walleye snap two-game skid with win over Idaho - Toledo Blade
Sun, 16 Feb 2020 08:00:00 GMT

Walleye allow 3 late goals in 4-2 loss to Cyclones - Toledo Blade
Thu, 20 Feb 2020 08:00:00 GMT

The Blade Walleye fall to Wings in overtime - Toledo Blade
Fri, 14 Feb 2020 08:00:00 GMT

Walleye see home winning streak snapped in 4-2 loss to Idaho - Toledo Blade
Sat, 15 Feb 2020 08:00:00 GMT

Rob Phillips: Angling for bass, catfish or walleye? You're in luck with ruling - Yakima Herald-Republic
Thu, 20 Feb 2020 02:22:00 GMT

River walleyes, stripers aren't playing - NWAOnline
Thu, 27 Feb 2020 08:35:49 GMT

Walleye school Beast thanks to Kestner hat trick - prohockeynews.com
Thu, 27 Feb 2020 12:03:00 GMT

Erie-area weekend fishing report, Feb. 28-March 1 - Sports - Waynesboro Record Herald - Waynesboro, PA - Waynesboro, PA - Waynesboro Record Herald
Fri, 28 Feb 2020 14:04:16 GMT

Big catch: Here's a list of area Lenten fish fries - The State Journal-Register
Fri, 28 Feb 2020 00:09:00 GMT

DEC: Oneida Lake adult walleye population hits 1 million fish - Niagara Frontier Publications
Tue, 04 Feb 2020 08:00:00 GMT

Newest Walleye additions look to provide boost for stretch run - Toledo Blade
Sun, 02 Feb 2020 08:00:00 GMT

Walleye complete weekend sweep of Cincinnati - Toledo Blade
Sun, 09 Feb 2020 08:00:00 GMT

Photo Gallery: Idaho Steelheads 4, Toledo Walleye 2 - Toledo Blade
Sat, 15 Feb 2020 08:00:00 GMT

Former Walleye teammates reach out to congratulate Berschbach - Toledo Blade
Sun, 09 Feb 2020 08:00:00 GMT

Wally Finn's Trophy Case - February 26, 2020 | Fishing - Aitkin Independent Age
Fri, 28 Feb 2020 12:00:00 GMT

Walleye Watch: Toledo hosts Kalamazoo on Friday - Toledo Blade
Thu, 30 Jan 2020 08:00:00 GMT

Vision, dedication make Berschbach a Walleye legend - Toledo Blade
Tue, 11 Feb 2020 08:00:00 GMT

Berschbach becomes Walleye's all-time leading goal scorer in shootout win - Toledo Blade
Sat, 08 Feb 2020 08:00:00 GMT

Fuel end Walleye winning streak at 5 games - Toledo Blade
Sat, 01 Feb 2020 08:00:00 GMT

Veteran defenseman Oleksy leaves Walleye to play in Europe - Toledo Blade
Fri, 07 Feb 2020 08:00:00 GMT

Gear up, it’s time for spring fishing - Kewanee Star Courier
Fri, 28 Feb 2020 20:52:04 GMT

Walleye pull out OT winner in Cincinnati - Toledo Blade
Fri, 07 Feb 2020 08:00:00 GMT

Walleye soar over Wings 6-3 to extend winning streak to 5 games - Toledo Blade
Fri, 31 Jan 2020 08:00:00 GMT

Lake Erie walleye fishing bounty continues as southerly winds blow: Fishing Report for Feb. 21 - cleveland.com
Fri, 21 Feb 2020 10:00:00 GMT

Walleye rookie Loggins earns nickname in high-pressure situations - Toledo Blade
Tue, 04 Feb 2020 08:00:00 GMT

Outdoors: Seminar an advanced class in the study of walleye - Toledo Blade
Thu, 30 Jan 2020 08:00:00 GMT

Culver's Brings Back North Atlantic Cod Sandwich, Butterfly Jumbo Shrimp And Walleye - Chew Boom
Mon, 24 Feb 2020 18:40:12 GMT

Brad Laabs: Adventures in ice fishing on Lake of the Woods - Detroit Lakes Tribune
Fri, 28 Feb 2020 14:00:00 GMT

Mille Lacs safe walleye harvest level to remain the same as 2019; businesses upset - KSTP
Thu, 30 Jan 2020 08:00:00 GMT

It's prime time for walleye fishing | Hunting and Fishing - Reading Eagle
Sat, 08 Feb 2020 08:00:00 GMT

Plan now for walleye tournaments - Farm and Dairy
Thu, 30 Jan 2020 08:00:00 GMT

Lake Erie walleye, steelhead success fluctuates with wacky weather: Fishing Report for Feb. 14 - cleveland.com
Fri, 14 Feb 2020 08:00:00 GMT

New fishing regulations effective April 1 | Milton Courier - HNGnews.com
Wed, 26 Feb 2020 20:04:00 GMT

Walleye Class Contest - KX NEWS
Tue, 25 Feb 2020 16:59:00 GMT

State Gives Final Approval To Extend Minocqua Chain Catch-And-Release - WXPR
Wed, 26 Feb 2020 21:32:15 GMT

Hooking walleyes, bass is a snap | Sports - Indiana Gazette
Tue, 11 Feb 2020 08:00:00 GMT

Fish sculpture makes an art out of recycling - Port Clinton News Herald
Mon, 24 Feb 2020 18:20:00 GMT

11 best 2020 fish fry spots by KARE 11 staff - KARE11.com
Thu, 27 Feb 2020 23:43:52 GMT

Lake Erie walleye bite continues; steelhead trout on fire: Fishing Report for Jan. 31 - cleveland.com
Fri, 31 Jan 2020 08:00:00 GMT

Jarrid Houston column: Time running out to chase walleyes, pike on most Northland ice - Duluth News Tribune
Thu, 13 Feb 2020 08:00:00 GMT

By the numbers: Walleye Shane Berschbach's scoring record - Toledo Blade
Tue, 11 Feb 2020 08:00:00 GMT

Rod, Gun & Game: Lake Erie fishing is really good - Springvillejournal
Fri, 28 Feb 2020 16:01:54 GMT

Twin Cities Options for Friday Fish Fry's for lent - Talk Radio 1210 WPHT
Fri, 28 Feb 2020 21:45:45 GMT

2020 fishing licenses go on sale Sunday - The Pioneer
Fri, 28 Feb 2020 23:48:00 GMT

A 2020 guide to Jackson-area Friday Lenten fish fries - MLive.com
Wed, 26 Feb 2020 18:36:00 GMT

Fish Fries During Lent - WGBA-TV
Fri, 28 Feb 2020 16:18:00 GMT

18 fin-tastic places to get fish fry in the Madison area - Channel3000.com - WISC-TV3
Thu, 20 Feb 2020 08:00:00 GMT

It's fish fry season – here are 16 Twin Cities options - Minneapolis Star Tribune
Sun, 23 Feb 2020 08:00:00 GMT

North American Sea Glass Festival is coming to Ohio -- Plus 8 other Lake Erie events to get excited about in - cleveland.com
Tue, 25 Feb 2020 16:52:00 GMT

How you voted: The 10 best fish fries in the Wausau area - wausaupilotandreview.com
Wed, 26 Feb 2020 22:11:00 GMT

Don’t wait: Make a reservation now for that dream Upstate NY fishing trip - newyorkupstate.com
Tue, 25 Feb 2020 16:41:00 GMT

Upstate NY ice fishing: Anglers share their eye-opening catches (reader photos) - newyorkupstate.com
Thu, 06 Feb 2020 08:00:00 GMT

You won't need to wear your fishing license anymore - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Thu, 30 Jan 2020 08:00:00 GMT

Chippewa Valley restaurant not yet impacted by perch shortage - WQOW TV News 18
Fri, 28 Feb 2020 22:52:09 GMT

Calendar of events: “History Happy Hour” to celebrate women of the Great Lakes - Press Publications Inc.
Fri, 28 Feb 2020 02:14:02 GMT

Division of Wildlife releases reports - crawfordcountynow.com
Thu, 27 Feb 2020 16:27:14 GMT

Outdoors: Paddlefish snagging season opens soon - Galesburg Register-Mail
Sat, 22 Feb 2020 22:44:00 GMT

Toledo-area companies and freelancers earn advertising awards - Toledo Blade
Thu, 20 Feb 2020 08:00:00 GMT

Hi-Line Living: Creating fish habitat at Fresno - The Havre Daily News
Fri, 28 Feb 2020 19:06:15 GMT

Ice fishing around Chicago and hoping on coho lead the sprawling raw-file Midwest Fishing Report. - Chicago Sun-Times
Tue, 18 Feb 2020 08:00:00 GMT

18 great Racine County spots for a Friday fish fry - Journal Times
Fri, 28 Feb 2020 22:45:00 GMT

Fish fry list for Lent 2020 in mid-Michigan - MLive.com
Sun, 23 Feb 2020 12:41:00 GMT

Utah's top 3 waters with incredible fishing in March - KJZZ
Thu, 27 Feb 2020 22:38:59 GMT

Ice anglers continue to have success - Manistee News Advocate
Thu, 27 Feb 2020 06:02:00 GMT

Wisconsin fish fry: A guide to fish not named perch - Green Bay Press Gazette
Tue, 25 Feb 2020 12:32:00 GMT

Oklahoma Fishing Report for February 26, 2020 - Examiner Enterprise
Fri, 28 Feb 2020 19:34:40 GMT

Lucas County commissioners unsatisfied with Ohio EPA's action plan for Lake Erie - WNWO NBC 24
Tue, 18 Feb 2020 08:00:00 GMT

Local trade unions endorsing Toledo Councilman Gary Johnson in Lucas County sheriff race - WNWO NBC 24
Tue, 18 Feb 2020 08:00:00 GMT

Ice fishing opportunities still plentiful - The Herald Review
Wed, 26 Feb 2020 06:15:00 GMT

Barbara Hendel: Wear Red and Give Day highlights heart health - Toledo Blade
Thu, 06 Feb 2020 08:00:00 GMT

9 Milwaukee fish fries that will make Lent something special - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Mon, 24 Feb 2020 12:00:00 GMT

Two Strategies, One Goal: Bringing Back Walleye Waters In The Northwoods - WXPR
Thu, 05 Dec 2019 08:00:00 GMT

Spotlight Athlete: Maumee's Roby Fairchild strikes twice in the winter - Toledo Blade
Wed, 26 Feb 2020 15:00:42 GMT

The 'no-harvest' rules for Minocqua Chain walleye are likely to extend for a sixth year - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Sat, 18 Jan 2020 08:00:00 GMT

Walleye wrap up weekend homestand with thrilling shootout win - Toledo Blade
Sun, 26 Jan 2020 08:00:00 GMT

UW study says 'hidden overharvest' contributing to decline of walleye population - Madison.com
Sun, 24 Nov 2019 08:00:00 GMT

Walleye pick up productive forward Lodge in trade with Orlando - Toledo Blade
Wed, 29 Jan 2020 08:00:00 GMT

Walleye acquire defenseman Gluchowski in trade with Idaho - Toledo Blade
Mon, 27 Jan 2020 08:00:00 GMT

Mille Lacs winter anglers can keep one walleye - KARE11.com
Tue, 05 Nov 2019 08:00:00 GMT

Troubles with Fuel continue for Walleye, who fall 3-2 - Toledo Blade
Sat, 11 Jan 2020 08:00:00 GMT

Outdoors: Walleye Fall Brawl corrects fishy standings - Toledo Blade
Thu, 12 Dec 2019 08:00:00 GMT

Four Sessions: Dan "Walleye" Smith Plays "Baby I Don't Know" - 9&10 News
Fri, 24 Jan 2020 08:00:00 GMT

Outdoors: Anglers out in the cold when big walleye move west - Toledo Blade
Thu, 19 Dec 2019 08:00:00 GMT

Washington bass, walleye fishing limits liberalized in response to orca crisis - The Spokesman-Review
Wed, 18 Dec 2019 08:00:00 GMT

Walleye trade forward Troock to South Carolina for three players - Toledo Blade
Sun, 26 Jan 2020 08:00:00 GMT

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When walleye are feeding they will hit a variety of lures. Trolling with spoons, crankbaits, and worm harnesses is probably the most popular fishing method for catching walleye.

Some say the main key to catching walleye is finding them. Many walleye are found in deep waters with flat bottoms while some remain in shallow waters weeds near a drop off. Feeding usually occurs in low light conditions such as dawn and dusk.

Make sure you have the proper equipment when trolling for walleye. A variety of spoons, crankbaits, and worm harnesses are a must. A good GPS navigation system and fish finder will help locate the schools of walleye.

Remember presentation is everything so if your lure is not working properly then it is not going to catch the fish. Don't be afraid to slow your trolling speed for inactive walleye or speed it up for the more active ones.  Everyday is not the same for walleye so keep an open mind when trying to get walleye to bite and when you find out what they are biting then present that lure more and fish at that depth with other lines. Use your GPS navigation system to take note of the coordinates where you caught the walleye for that day and you may try fishing over that same spot.

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