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Offline StrikeandCatch

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Walleye vs. Sauger (What's the Difference)
« on: Mar 31, 2021, 05:32 PM »
What's up guys!

Long time no see! Our ice season here in Sweden has long since ended, and we are hitting the rivers for trout and pike right now. You guys still got some ice left?

I keep publishing articles and recently wrote one on the interesting topic of walleye vs. sauger. It's an informative species comparison that I wanted to share with you, given that many of you probably (ice) fish for both of them.

Here is a link to the article: https://strikeandcatch.com/walleye-vs-sauger/

I hope you enjoy the read and wish you tight lines!

/Max

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Re: Walleye vs. Sauger (What's the Difference)
« Reply #1 on: Mar 31, 2021, 05:45 PM »
Then there's the cross-bred hybrid saugeye.........

                                    


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Re: Walleye vs. Sauger (What's the Difference)
« Reply #2 on: Apr 01, 2021, 06:14 AM »
Then there's the cross-bred hybrid saugeye.........
Are they Cross Bred or Cross-Eyed?
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Re: Walleye vs. Sauger (What's the Difference)
« Reply #3 on: Apr 01, 2021, 07:06 AM »
Thanks for sharing the article. I have never seen a Sauger. I know they have them in the mid-west. Ice on our local lake is about gone and walleye season open first Sat of May....h2l
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Re: Walleye vs. Sauger (What's the Difference)
« Reply #4 on: Apr 01, 2021, 07:31 AM »
When fishing LOTW the easiest way to tell the difference between the walleye and the sauger is to look at the dorsal fin - saugers have the spots and walleye do not.  Its tough on that lake to use the colors, as the lake has alot of tannins in the lake, but the walleye are green and the sauger more brown. 

Enjoyed the article. 
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Re: Walleye vs. Sauger (What's the Difference)
« Reply #5 on: Apr 01, 2021, 07:39 AM »

When fishing LOTW the easiest way to tell the difference between the walleye and the sauger is to look at the dorsal fin - saugers have the spots and walleye do not.  Its tough on that lake to use the colors, as the lake has alot of tannins in the lake, but the walleye are green and the sauger more brown. 

Enjoyed the article. 


Agree with this. I've always just checked the top fin...it will have spots and walleyes don't.


https://www.dnr.state.mn.us/fish/sauger.html#:~:text=You%20can%20tell%20the%20difference,streak%20on%20the%20bottom%20edge.

                                    


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Re: Walleye vs. Sauger (What's the Difference)
« Reply #6 on: Apr 01, 2021, 11:18 AM »
Saugers also do not have a white tip on the tail like walleyes do.

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Re: Walleye vs. Sauger (What's the Difference)
« Reply #7 on: Apr 02, 2021, 05:47 AM »
I have never seen a sauger either and actually very few walleye so far but they are here in some lakes. For those who fish and catch both I would ask is there a big difference in taste at the dinner table?
If I agreed with you we would both be wrong!

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Re: Walleye vs. Sauger (What's the Difference)
« Reply #8 on: Apr 02, 2021, 08:41 AM »
Most here think there isn't much difference in taste, some say you need to cut out the lateral line in them when cleaning. I've never eaten one, usually too small (for me anyway) to bother with. But bring on the waldo's!  :P

                                    


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Re: Walleye vs. Sauger (What's the Difference)
« Reply #9 on: Apr 08, 2021, 02:29 PM »
Saugeye have spots on the dorsal fin and some have white on the bottom of their tail fin.
It seems to go from zero to hero all some have to do is lie.

 



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