The average length of this species of
Walleye is 13-20 inches long weighing
1-3 pounds at three years of age. Typical
Walleye colouring characteristics are
a olive-brown to golden brown to yellow
background with paler, golden flecked
sides. Younger fish have dark, vertical
bands across the back and down the sides.
- The Walleye can be found in fresh water
throughout North America and in British
Columbia, in the north. They thrive in
large, shallow, turbid lakes.
- Walleye spawning occurs in the spring
to early summer in the rocky areas of
white waters below impassable falls and
dams in rivers. Egg numbers have been
given as high as 612 000; these eggs hatch
12-18 days later.
TO MAN - The Walleye is probably the
most economically valuable species in
much of Canada's inland waters. It is
fished by sport fishermen in the summer
and winter with live minnows or artificial
lures as bait. The Walleye has a firm
white to pinkish flesh.