Sander vitreus

Walleye are known for their crazy looking eyes! They have extremely keen eyesight, even in low light conditions. This ability allows walleye to be highly successful predators at night and at dusk and dawn.

Walleye occur in lakes, pools, back waters and runs of medium to large rivers. Walleye prefer large shallow lakes with high turbidity and are rarely found in brackish water.

Juveniles feed on invertebrates and small fish. Adult walleye feed mainly on fish such as yellow perch and minnows however, they have been known to eat anything! Adults will also feed on crayfish, snails, frogs, mudpuppies and small mammals.