Fishing for Walleye

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Being part of the perch family, you can find the walleyes in North America. The sauger has a similar look and closest to the walleye from a relative perspective. Looking at the perch faimily, the walleye is the largest member.

Detailed Information

Fishing forecast


Water type

Freshwater / Mixed

Common length

21 in

Maximum age

29 years

IUCN Status

Least concern

Source: Fishbase

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