WALLEYE (Sander vitreus)
ALIAS: Walleyed pike, walleyed pickerel
IDENTIFICATION: A slender fish with large clouded eyes, white tipped tail and innumerable sharp teeth. They have a brownish green body on the sides and a milky white belly. The large, glassy eye allows the walleye to see in dark waters.
DIET: Fathead minnows, golden shiner minnows, sunfish and other small to medium sized fish.
SPAWNING: March to April when water temperatures are 40-50̊ F. Unfortunately, due to the absence of running water and a properly sized aggregate, walleye usually do not spawn in ponds.
FISHING TIPS: Jigs tipped with fathead minnows or night-crawlers are ideal lures for walleye. They are often caught in the pre-dawn and dusk on cloudy days.
125 fish per acre stocking rate is recommended.