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Title: Walleye and sauger fishing?

IamBare - October 16, 2011 01:40 PM (GMT)
I know it may be a little early but has anybody caught any sauger or walleyes yet? I caught a 21" walleye last Monday at Summersville Lake. I was fishing from the bank at Salmon Run and using a chub on a slip float rig. I ended up catching 17 fish but only had one walleye.

VADAN - October 17, 2011 03:39 AM (GMT)
Never cought a walleye in my life. I understand they are good eating. I have cought lot's of yellow perch, I think they are a cousin to a walleye.

IamBare - October 17, 2011 11:01 AM (GMT)
Yep, walleye,sauger, and yellow perch are in the same family of fish and they all taste GRRReat!

VADAN - October 17, 2011 05:09 PM (GMT)
What does a Sauger look like? I thought that was another name for a Bowfin.

IamBare - October 17, 2011 09:12 PM (GMT)
Walleyes and sauger look similar. The easiest way to distinguish them apart is that sauger have spots on their dorsal and tail fins. Walleyes have a white patch at the base of their tail fins. Walleyes get much larger than sauger.

VADAN - October 17, 2011 11:14 PM (GMT)
Where do you catch them. Must be further north.

IamBare - October 18, 2011 07:35 PM (GMT)
The only population of sauger in Va. is in the Clinch River drainage. However there many places in Va. to catch walleye. Check out the walleye forecast on the VDIF website for the latest information.
North Carolina has sauger in the French Broad River and a bunch of walleye fisheries.
Tenn. has alot of walleye and sauger water as do Ky. and WV. Sauger are more at home in moving water. The tailraces of dams would be some of the best places to catch them.

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