Interesting Facts

  • Females live longer and are larger than males.
  • Males mature at 3 years of age, while females mature at 5 years of age.
  • Walleye are very unpredictable, they can be biting one minute and then seem to disappear the next.
  • Walleye lack blue & yellow cells for eyesight. Therefore, they see the environment in shades of green and red.
  • The walleye is named after its eyes.
  • Walleye is the state fish of Minnesota.
  • Walleye can live up to 20 years.
  • Some walleye will live the whole lives just feeding on insects.
  • They can travel up to 50 miles in one night.
  • Walleye have their taste buds in their lips.
  • Most walleye are found between 20-60 feet deep.
  • The world record walleye weighed 25 lbs. It was caught in Old Hickory Lake, TN in 1960.
  • Canadian commercial fisheries have been harvesting about 4,000 to 5,000 metric tons (t) of walleye annually.

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