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Walleye

Illustrator
Duane Raver, Jr.
Season
Open Year-Round
Size Limit
No Size Limit
Daily Limit / Person
No Limit
Delaware Range
New Castle - Brandywine Creek, Christina River and fresh water sections of the Delaware River
Abundance in Delaware Waters
Uncommon
General Habitat and Food Preferences
Walleye are often found in relatively deeper water.

They feed on a wide variety of fishes.
General Description
Walleye are a predatory fish that have many sharp teeth.

The body color of a Walleye is typically olive, gray or silver.
Did You Know?
Walleye are an introduced species to Delaware (meaning they are non-native).

The Walleyes name comes from the fact that their eyes, like those of deer, reflect white light. The fish's eyes allow them to see well at night.
Common Fishing Lures and Baits
Walleye can be caught with jigs and crankbaits.

Live bait often includes minnows, leaches, and whole earthworms.
Typical Sizes Caught
In general, Walleye caught by anglers average around 14 inches in length.
Citation Minimum Lengths/Weights
Walleye are not currently eligible for an individual Delaware Sport Fishing Tournament citation.
Delaware State Record
6 pounds 14 ounces
Nesbit Copenhaver
1995