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Walleye vs. Saugeye

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My state started stocking saugeye in some of our lakes a few years ago, and I'd like to target them. I've caught plenty of walleyes, but never a saugeye (or sauger either for that matter). Do you use different techniques for saugeye than you do for walleye, or do you basically fish for them the same way?

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Fish for them the same way. Seems kind of weird the DNR would stock saugeye, as I don't believe they are able to spawn. Plus, don't grow as big as walleyes. I would think they would be more expensive to produce than walleyes also. 

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Out here (Virginia) our lakes are dirty and warm, and from what I understand, saugeyes thrive in those conditions. Our walleyes are all stocked since very few of our lakes have suitable spawning habitat and there is little to no natural reproduction.

 

Really looking forward to catching a saugeye just so I can cross it off my list!

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It's possible you could be catching saugeye and not know it.  Sometimes the differences are subtle.

 

Pop up the dorsal fin and look for spots.  Maybe a bit of a splotchy pattern on the body.  And the white tip on the tail might be less pronounced. 

 

 

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