Walleye are the largest member of the perch family. Their size, sporting qualities, and flavor, make them one of the most sought after game species in North America. Walleye prefer cooler temperatures, gravel bottoms, and areas deeper than 10 feet. Usually they are found in larger bodies of water but have been proven to grow in ponds with adequate forage fish. Examples of good forage include Fathead Minnows, Perch, and Bluegill Sunfish. Spawning occurs in the spring on gravel, when the water temperature reaches 40-50 degrees F, in 1-5 feet of water. Like trout, moving water is required which makes spawning in a pond environment rare. Walleye will reach 12 to 15 inches in their third year and can live for up to 12 to 15 years in the northern United States. This species can be added to a pond to help control panfish overpopulation problems.
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