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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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Boulder Junction Lions Club to Hold Annual Walleye Classic Tournament this Weekend - WXPR
Wed, 30 Sep 2020 12:04:00 GMT

Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources reworking state walleye plan - Duluth News Tribune
Tue, 29 Sep 2020 19:00:00 GMT

Wisconsin DNR Seeks Public Input for New Walleye Management Plan - WXPR
Tue, 29 Sep 2020 12:06:50 GMT

Former Walleye coach Lalonde wins Stanley Cup with Tampa Bay - Toledo Blade
Tue, 29 Sep 2020 03:26:10 GMT

Trophy Room: Whitman Dam produces 27-inch walleye for Grafton angler Kevin Frederickson - Grand Forks Herald
Mon, 28 Sep 2020 16:00:00 GMT

Kam River Fighting Walleye sign Eric Vanska - Lake Superior News
Tue, 29 Sep 2020 20:49:04 GMT

Boy Scouts help feed walleye into Lake Michigan - WLUC
Mon, 28 Sep 2020 22:01:00 GMT

DNR To Update Wisconsin Walleye Management Plan - Antigo Times News
Fri, 25 Sep 2020 14:32:39 GMT

Captain T.J. Hensick coming back for Walleye - Toledo Blade
Thu, 24 Sep 2020 19:04:46 GMT

2020 walleye hatch is even bigger than last year; perch excellent too - cleveland.com
Fri, 18 Sep 2020 07:00:00 GMT

Fall looks promising for walleye fishing on Mille Lacs - Aitkin Independent Age
Sat, 26 Sep 2020 11:00:00 GMT

Walleye and yellow perch hatches above average - Sandusky Register
Fri, 25 Sep 2020 16:00:00 GMT

Outdoors: Erie's walleye bounty can't be oversold - Toledo Blade
Sun, 13 Sep 2020 07:00:00 GMT

Walleye harvest falls well under Mille Lacs quota; fall fishing will result - Minneapolis Star Tribune
Fri, 18 Sep 2020 07:00:00 GMT

Lake Erie's walleye have done it again! Another tremendous hatch documented by ODOW biologists - The Beacon
Wed, 23 Sep 2020 14:02:23 GMT

Lake Erie walleye count rated excellent | News, Sports, Jobs - Warren Tribune Chronicle
Sat, 19 Sep 2020 06:38:19 GMT

Kokanee snagging hot at Helena Valley Regulating Reservoir - Helena Independent Record
Wed, 30 Sep 2020 15:49:00 GMT

Wisconsin DNR to update walleye management plan | News, Sports, Jobs - Iron Mountain Daily News
Sat, 26 Sep 2020 07:44:23 GMT

Fishing Report: Catfish, walleye and bass caught in cooling waters - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Thu, 10 Sep 2020 07:00:00 GMT

Walleye sign pair who played for Rapid City - Toledo Blade
Tue, 01 Sep 2020 07:00:00 GMT

Walleye roster rounding into shape with second-year pros - Toledo Blade
Tue, 15 Sep 2020 22:34:20 GMT

Nothing fishy about this tale | Community | sent-trib.com - Sentinel-Tribune
Tue, 29 Sep 2020 19:34:00 GMT

Walleye bite remains strong on Lake Erie | News, Sports, Jobs - Evening Observer
Sat, 05 Sep 2020 07:00:00 GMT

Johnnie Candle Takes Step with Head to Head Pro Walleye Series | WalleyeFIRST - IceFishingFIRST
Thu, 24 Sep 2020 15:31:02 GMT

Fall time is prime time for both trophy and eater-size walleyes on Devils Lake, experts say - Grand Forks Herald
Thu, 10 Sep 2020 20:00:00 GMT

Water Taxi Helps Walleye Enthusiasts Reach Resorts Economically Hit By Pandemic - NPR
Thu, 10 Sep 2020 07:00:00 GMT

Outdoors: Fall walleyes on the rocks (9/30/20) - Dickinson County News
Wed, 30 Sep 2020 14:13:30 GMT

Smith: Fisheries scientists say climate change is pushing Wisconsin toward fewer walleyes, trout and muskies - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Thu, 17 Sep 2020 00:04:10 GMT

Fall walleye bite begins on Devils Lake | News, Sports, Jobs - Minot Daily News
Sat, 12 Sep 2020 07:00:00 GMT

NYM duo wins Water's Edge Walleye Tournament - Perham Focus
Mon, 31 Aug 2020 07:00:00 GMT

Walleye catch-and-release to be relaxed on Mille Lacs - radio.com
Fri, 15 Feb 2019 08:00:00 GMT

Lake Erie walleye on track for historic high in 2021 - WJW FOX 8 News Cleveland
Thu, 17 Sep 2020 07:00:00 GMT

Success stories exist in the fight against invasive species - Echo Press
Wed, 30 Sep 2020 13:00:00 GMT

Get ready for Lake Erie's amazing night bite for walleye - The Beacon - The Beacon
Wed, 16 Sep 2020 16:27:07 GMT

Lake Erie walleye fishing picks up in deeper waters - Buffalo News
Wed, 02 Sep 2020 07:00:00 GMT

Farmers to Families Food Box Program surpasses 100 million boxes delivered - WJFW-TV
Tue, 29 Sep 2020 22:10:12 GMT

Fishing Report: Low water keeps fish down, but some take baits - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Thu, 24 Sep 2020 12:00:00 GMT

The Fishing Beat: Avoid the 'pack mentality' when finding your spot - Buffalo News
Wed, 30 Sep 2020 14:51:07 GMT

The DNR to hold smallmouth bass virtual meeting Oct 13 - WJFW-TV
Tue, 29 Sep 2020 19:01:19 GMT

Walleye night bite waking up; bass fishing improving - The Beacon - The Beacon
Wed, 09 Sep 2020 07:00:00 GMT

Jensen: Catch walleyes at night - Globe Gazette
Sat, 19 Sep 2020 13:05:26 GMT

This Was Brainerd - Sept. 29 - Brainerd Dispatch
Tue, 29 Sep 2020 09:00:00 GMT

Records: Failed UW president search costs about $216,000 - WJFW-TV
Tue, 29 Sep 2020 15:13:15 GMT

North Dakotan captures National Walleye Tour event | News, Sports, Jobs - Minot Daily News
Sat, 19 Sep 2020 07:00:00 GMT

Republicans don't want Bucks, Brewers at early voting sites - WJFW-TV
Wed, 30 Sep 2020 16:27:40 GMT

Cooler Weather Means a More Enjoyable Lake Powell - lakepowelllife
Wed, 30 Sep 2020 20:50:37 GMT

Portage County seeking questions for second virtual town hall - WJFW-TV
Mon, 28 Sep 2020 23:26:15 GMT

Lake Of The Woods MN Fishing Report 9/28 | WalleyeFIRST - IceFishingFIRST
Mon, 28 Sep 2020 16:03:01 GMT

NWA fishing report - Arkansas Online
Tue, 29 Sep 2020 09:59:56 GMT

Optimism, uncertainty remain for ECHL season | The Blade - Toledo Blade
Tue, 22 Sep 2020 07:00:00 GMT

No. 26: Red Letter Poem: Walleye - Your View - YourArlington.com
Fri, 25 Sep 2020 13:30:00 GMT

Erie-area weekend fishing report, Sept. 25-27 - GoErie.com
Fri, 25 Sep 2020 09:57:45 GMT

Steelhead trout waiting for rain to begin early run: Northeast Ohio fishing report for weekend of Sept. 25-27 - cleveland.com
Thu, 24 Sep 2020 18:43:00 GMT

Lake Powell Fishing report: Spring spawning successful at Lake Powell - Navajo-Hopi Observer
Tue, 29 Sep 2020 16:14:24 GMT

Archery deer hunting, fishing seasons heat up | News, Sports, Jobs - Evening Observer
Sat, 26 Sep 2020 05:31:58 GMT

Blue pike a repeat treat - and mystery - for Wisconsin angler - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Sat, 26 Sep 2020 22:52:26 GMT

Dems to Facebook: Get serious about misinformation, hate - WJFW-TV
Tue, 29 Sep 2020 20:51:18 GMT

PAUL NELSON FISHING: Main growth spurt of the season - Bemidji Pioneer
Wed, 23 Sep 2020 13:00:00 GMT

Blade Fishing Report: Erie offers fall variety - Norwalk Reflector
Sat, 26 Sep 2020 11:45:00 GMT

Fishing Report: Yinzer catfish caught; state record brown trout confirmed - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Thu, 03 Sep 2020 07:00:00 GMT

Fishing Report: Blue catfish making a comeback; tough angling in low water - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Thu, 17 Sep 2020 07:00:00 GMT

Kansas City area fishing report: Fish are moving shallow as water temps cool down - Kansas City Star
Wed, 30 Sep 2020 18:48:00 GMT

Saturday Morning Fishing Report: Area Lakes Rated Slow to Fair - KIOW
Sat, 26 Sep 2020 11:01:52 GMT

Conservative law firm seeks to end Wisconsin mask order - WJFW-TV
Mon, 28 Sep 2020 21:16:08 GMT

Steve Schleif - Merrillfotonews
Wed, 30 Sep 2020 15:15:27 GMT

Erie-area weekend fishing report, Sept. 11-13 - GoErie.com
Fri, 11 Sep 2020 07:00:00 GMT

Weekly Fishing Report: Sept. 29, 2020 - Los Alamos Daily Post
Tue, 29 Sep 2020 14:25:35 GMT

Lake Erie steelhead season could weather COVID-19 storm - GoErie.com
Fri, 25 Sep 2020 18:36:15 GMT

Lake trout season coming to a close - The Pioneer
Fri, 25 Sep 2020 19:25:00 GMT

Tell Tales 10-1-20 - The Beacon - The Beacon
Wed, 30 Sep 2020 14:51:34 GMT

Lakefront salmon and trout lead this sprawling raw-file Midwest Fishing Report, but there is also early catch… - Chicago Sun-Times
Tue, 29 Sep 2020 21:48:03 GMT

Weather to take cooler turn for archery opener - Iron Mountain Daily News
Sat, 26 Sep 2020 07:44:23 GMT

Fishing Line for Sept. 24, 2020. - Albuquerque Journal
Fri, 25 Sep 2020 06:02:00 GMT

Everblades re-sign Calvas - ECHL.com
Tue, 29 Sep 2020 17:23:38 GMT

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Thu, 24 Sep 2020 23:12:25 GMT

Fishing report: There's good trout fishing on the San Juan River with midge pattern flies - Farmington Daily Times
Tue, 22 Sep 2020 22:59:51 GMT

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Sat, 26 Sep 2020 19:07:30 GMT

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Wed, 30 Sep 2020 15:12:26 GMT

Two Southern Alberta fishermen charged in illegal fishing case - Lethbridge News Now
Mon, 21 Sep 2020 17:15:00 GMT

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Wed, 30 Sep 2020 10:37:12 GMT

Koi make an easy osprey snack - Minneapolis Star Tribune
Tue, 29 Sep 2020 16:07:30 GMT

Fishing Report: Lake Erie walleye stalled off Ohio amid low, warm waters - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Thu, 16 Jul 2020 07:00:00 GMT

The Washington Post's Climate Quiz is a great way to test your knowledge - The - The Washington Post
Wed, 30 Sep 2020 17:39:25 GMT

Outdoors: Lake Erie constantly reaffirms its walleye wonderland status - Toledo Blade
Tue, 18 Aug 2020 07:00:00 GMT

Outdoors: Heat has the lake's walleye seeking a cool change - Toledo Blade
Tue, 14 Jul 2020 07:00:00 GMT

Contract Awards for Additional Border Wall System in Laredo, Texas - Lake Superior News
Wed, 30 Sep 2020 18:14:03 GMT

Panfish caught in deeper water; good walleye results - Iron Mountain Daily News
Sat, 01 Aug 2020 07:00:00 GMT

Colorado statewide fishing report and conditions – September 25, 2020 - Kiowa County Press
Fri, 25 Sep 2020 20:33:10 GMT

Stanley Cup winners have Ferris connection - The Pioneer
Tue, 29 Sep 2020 18:50:00 GMT

Guided fishing tours rising in popularity | State & Region | register-herald.com - Beckley Register-Herald
Wed, 30 Sep 2020 07:00:00 GMT

Walleye fishing, use of live bait to return to Mille Lacs on Aug. 1 - KSTP
Tue, 28 Jul 2020 07:00:00 GMT

Oneida Lake walleye possession limit should be changed to 5 per day: DEC angler survey - newyorkupstate.com
Fri, 28 Aug 2020 07:00:00 GMT

Walleye fishing on Mille Lacs Lake closed for July - Minnesota Public Radio News
Wed, 01 Jul 2020 07:00:00 GMT

Outdoors: Lake Erie's walleye wealth selling itself - Toledo Blade
Tue, 07 Jul 2020 07:00:00 GMT

Island Lake may get revolutionary small walleye fix - Duluth News Tribune
Thu, 13 Aug 2020 07:00:00 GMT

Digital ticketing now an option for Walleye games - Toledo Blade
Sun, 19 Jul 2020 07:00:00 GMT

New Walleye forward Keenan patterns game after Wings great - Toledo Blade
Wed, 22 Jul 2020 07:00:00 GMT

As Wisconsin Lakes Warm, Walleye Are Feeling The Heat - Wisconsin Public Radio News
Mon, 02 Mar 2020 08:00:00 GMT

Walleye: Lake Erie population skyrockets. Again. - Great Lakes Now
Mon, 16 Mar 2020 07:00:00 GMT

Forward Brandon Hawkins signs with Walleye | The Blade - Toledo Blade
Wed, 26 Aug 2020 07:00:00 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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