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Walleye


Walleye are a predatory fish that have many sharp teeth.

The body color of a Walleye is typically olive, gray or silver.

Walleye Illustration by 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.
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 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 Length and Weight Walleye are not currently eligible for a Delaware Sport Fishing Tournament or Live Release award, but a large specimen may qualify for an “Unusual Species” award.
Delaware State Record 6 pounds 14 ounces
Nesbit Copenhaver
1995



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