Thursday, August 7, 2014

Hey! That's no walleye!

It's a sauger, a close cousin of the walleye.
Bow Narrows angler Paul Styve recognized it right away when he caught this one near camp last week. Saugers have a mottled pattern to their backs and most importantly, don't have any white showing on their tail fins as do walleyes.
They taste the same as walleye and are counted as part of your walleye limit. Paul released this one.
We only catch a few sauger each summer; however, if you went ice fishing on Red Lake you would catch many more. They bite especially well in the winter.

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