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Wyoming Fish Species

Arctic Grayling
Black Bullhead
Black Crappie
Bluegill
Bonneville Cutthroat Trout
Brook Trout
Brown Trout
Burbot (Ling)
Channel Catfish
Colorado River Cutthroat
Common Carp
Creek Chub
Cutbow Trout
Cutthroat Trout
Flathead Chub
Freshwater Drum
Gizzard Shad
Golden Shiner
Grass Carp
Green Sunfish
Kokanee
Lake Chub
Lake Trout
Largemouth Bass
Longnose Sucker
Mountain Whitefish
Northern Pike
Pumpkinseed
Rainbow Trout
River Carpsucker
Rock Bass
Sauger
Smallmouth Bass
Snake River Cutthroat
Splake
Tiger Muskie
Tiger Trout
Walleye
White Crappie
White Sucker
Yellow Perch
Yellowstone Cutthroat

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Walleye
One of the more popular sport fish, walleye are undoubtedly some of the finest table fare among fresh water fish.   Native to central North America and Canada, they have been extensively stocked throughout much of the United States. It is the largest member of the perch family in North America. Walleye refers to the fish’s large, luminous eye, which give them extraordinary vision in low light.
 
Walleyes are a pelagic species that travel, feed and spawn in schools.  They have a torpedo shaped body, forked tail, and a mouthful of sharp canine teeth.  Coloration is typically a golden-brown to olive-brown, but they sometimes take on a grayish hue and can have dark-on-light mottling. The belly is white to off-white. A distinguishing mark of walleye is the white spot on the lower edge of the tail. While a typical walleye is under 24 inches and five pounds, they can exceed ten pounds and 30 inches.
 
Fish comprise the bulk of walleye’s diet, they frequently feeding in shallow water under low light conditions, moving deeper during bright light or use the cover cliffs, boulders, logs and even heavy weeds. Under windy or turbid conditions walleye remain more active throughout the day. Their preferred water temperature falls between that of trout and bass. Walleyes’ natural habitat includes large lakes, big streams and rivers, with cool and moderately deep water.  Turbid water is tolerated.  
 
Spawning takes place in early spring when water temperatures reach the low 40’s.  They prefer area with highly oxygenated water to spawn such as rivers or windswept shorelines. Spawning occurs under the cover of darkness where the males prod the females into releasing their eggs over shallow rock, rubble or gravel areas.  A five-pound female may deposits more than 100,000 eggs. There is no parental care of the eggs.
Most Recent Walleye Forum Posts
Wheatland Reservoir 10.05.17 by LTC Deano
Walleye Trip to Pathfinder/Alcova 09.13.17 by AddictedAngler
Glendo 09.13.17 by LTC Deano
Walleye Champs? 08.16.17 by culinarypunk
Opinion Grayrocks or Glendo 07.28.17 by Fishing Info
YUM! good food post from Colorado 05.16.17 by culinarypunk
Glendo Ice 02.10.17 by ICE-DAWG
Seminoe 09.05.16 by tjh39
Anyone up there been to Gray Rocks yet? 05.17.16 by Hawaiian Punch
Walleye Articles, Blogs, & Podcasts
Blog: Snap To It 04.04.17 by Neal Wilkinson
Blog: Colorado Sauger - Got Milt? 03.17.17 by Matt Snider
Blog: Hump Days 10.18.16 by Neal Wilkinson
Blog: Fresh Water Drum 07.27.15 by David Coulson
Blog: Day Two Fishing Staycation 06.22.15 by David Coulson
Blog: Winter Giveaway Chatfield Trip Details 04.25.15 by David Harrison
Blog: Lov'n Fall 09.26.14 by David Coulson
Blog: New team for the CWA tournament season 03.29.14 by John Stevens
Wyoming Walleye Photos by Fish Explorer Members
by rodmans - by Gatorjorden - by McKale - by WyoWalleye - My Son Casey, late spring Walleye Fishing on Glendo by WyoWalleye - My Son Colten with his first Keyhole Walleye (Fall Walleye Fishing) by WyoWalleye - Keyhole Spring Walleye fishing in May (Awesome)