Walleye

Will this possible North Dakota walleye record stick?

(North Dakota Game and Fish Department)It was likely just a matter of time before the North Dakota state walleye record fell. After all, bigger walleyes than the 15-pound, 13-ounce fish caught in 2018 by Neal Leier on the Missouri River near Fox Island in Bismarck had reportedly been caught since then. But those fish either weren’t verified or were disqualified…

Traditional angler wonders: Is lead on the way out?

For the author, his homemade jigs offer the perfect profile topped off with a heavy wire Gamakatsu jig hook to keep those hard-mouthed bronzebacks hooked up.Every year I fish Lake Erie in search of monster-sized golden walleye. This trip is always topped off with some great smallmouth fishing action in the afternoons. These bronzebacks are starting to move up onto the shallow…

Non-native walleye illegally stocked in Idaho’s Lake Cascade

BOISE, Idaho — Idaho wildlife officials say someone illegally stocked walleye in Lake Cascade in west-central Idaho. The Idaho Department of Fish and Game in a news release says a fish caught last week was positively identified as a walleye on Wednesday. Fish and Game says the walleye measured more than 19 inches long. Wildlife officials say walleye threaten native…

Montana investigators trace origin of illegally introduced walleye

KALISPELL, Mont. — Wildlife investigators have used a kind of biological fingerprinting to unravel the origin of a pair of walleye illegally introduced in a northwestern Montana lake. The Flathead Beacon reports that Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks biologists analyzed tiny bones from the two fishes’ inner ears. Those bones contain details of the water chemistry from where fish have…