Walleye’s grow to about 31 inches in length and can weigh up to about 20 pounds.

The highest recorded size for the fish is 42 inches in length and weighed in at 25 pounds.

The growth rate depends partly on where in the range they occur, with the southern populations often growing faster and larger.

Game Qualities

The walleyes attraction without doubt is not its sluggish fight but rather its performance at the dinner table that keeps anglers coming back trip after trip. Many people believe the walleye to be the best flavored white fleshed fish in fresh water.

Tackle & Bait

Jigs, spinners, spoons or natural bait all work well to catch walleye in certain circumstances. Walleyes tend to gather together in schools; when you catch one likely there are others in the same spot or surrounding area. On rare occasions walleye can be found on or near the bottom. They are more often than not found near or on top of sand bars or a physical feature which provides a good feeding area in proximity to deeper waters.

Your bait should resemble a bait fish in the same manner and be slow moving.

Walleye feed for the most part in the late evenings or early mornings.