By Josie  April 13th, 2023

Walleye Fish

All About 

Walleye fish offer highly sought-after angling excitement because they are hardy fighters known for easily evading capture.

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Walleye fish are a popular choice among anglers due to their hardy and mysterious nature, making them a great catch and impressive trophy.

Why are they popular among anglers?

They are known for their mild yet flavorful flesh; the fish is considered by many to be one of the best-tasting freshwater varieties available.


Walleye fish are most easily recognizable by their golden-green coloration.

They also have white-tipped fins and a sprinkling of black spots across their body.

Usually, they are about 24 to 28 inches long, but sometimes they can get as big as 36 inches.


Generally, mature walleye fish prefer cooler waters.

They typically live around rocky ledges, shallow weed beds, or any other structure where they can hide.

©Raver Duane, USFWS


During the day, they usually remain inactive, conserving energy by staying in deeper parts of lakes and rivers with little light penetration.

At night, they become active and hunt for prey.

They tend to go after smaller fish like perch and minnows, as well as crayfish and insects.

Feeding habits

Walleyes can be found throughout North America.

Where to find walleye fish

Some popular locations include the Great Lakes region, like Lake Erie and Lake Superior.

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