Walleye Information

GENERAL INFORMATION

Common Name:

Walleye

Scientific Name:

Stizostedion vitreum

Diet:

Primarily small fish but invertebrates are also consumed

Habitat:

Found near the bottom in beds of aquatic vegetation of large lakes or streams

Spawn:

Spring in streams or shallow water along shorelines. Eggs hatch in about one month.

Distribution:

Utah Lake, Yuba Lake, Starvation Reservoir, Deer Creek Reservoir, and Willard Bay Reservoir.

Origin:

Native to central and eastern North America

Characteristics:

Large “canine” teeth distinguish this enormous perch from other members of the perch family. Brassy olive on back shading to yellowish sides and a white belly. Large, dark blotches at the base of the first dorsal fin. The tail is moderately forked and the lower lobe is tipped with white.

UTAH RECORD CATCH & RELEASE

Date:

April 4, 2002

Length:

31 1/2 Inches

Fisherman:

Enich Mockli

Location:

Starvation Reservoir

UTAH RECORD CATCH

Year:

1991

Weight:

15 pounds 9 ounces

Length:

31 3/4 Inches

Girth:

20 3/4 Inches

Fisherman:

Jeffery Tanner

Location:

Provo River



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