About this Species 

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Name:Walleye
Family:Perch
Scientific Name: Stizostedion vitreum
Range:Native to the Ozarks and Ouachitas; widely stocked in reservoirs.
Habits and Habitat:This nocturnal predator has big eyes adapted for low light and a formidable set of teeth. It feeds on crayfish, amphibians and fish. Spawning begins in late February and continues until almost April. Walleye prefer gravel shoals in streams but also spawn near a lake’s shore.
Fish Fact: Walleye taste great but are not especially hard-fighting sport fish.
As A Group:Sauger are the only other sport fish in this group, which includes darters. The sauger is a much smaller cousin of the walleye, although similar in appearance, and is found in large streams.
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Joe Tomelleri