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Fish Identification


Walleye are somewhat torpedo-shaped, ranging in color from dark olive-brown to yellowish gold, with brassy-flecked sides, and a dark blotch at the rear of a spiny dorsal fin. It has two separate dorsal fins and the lower lobe of the tail is tipped with white. Its large, glassy eyes reflect light at night.

Scientific Name: Sander vitreus

Adult size: 11-36 inches

Distribution: Native to the Coosa and Tennessee River basins; introduced in the upper Chattahoochee and Savannah River basins

Current State Record Information

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