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Walleye

Walleye prefer large, shallow lakes with high turbidity.  They are found and stocked in lakes from Quebec to Alabama.  It derives its name from its glassy eyes.  This sometimes misleads consumers into thinking the fish isn’t fresh.  These eyes have developed in order to allow the species to hunt at night in the gloom of the lake bottom.  It is also called “walleye pike’, which can be misleading since it is not a pike.  Clean white meat with a small flake and excellent, sweet flavor.  It is adaptable to any cooking method and is regarded as at least the equal of trout among fresh water fish.  They are caught using trap nets, gill-nets and hook and line.  There is also a large winter fishery with gill-nets set under the ice.  On most waters, closed seasons protect walleye during spawning.  Possession limits distribute the total catch among many fishermen.  Lately, fish managers have been looking at special regulations as a way to protect walleye.

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