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Colorado Fish Species

Arctic Char
Arctic Grayling
Black Bullhead
Black Crappie
Blue Catfish
Bluegill
Bluehead sucker
Bonytail Chub
Brook Trout
Brown Trout
Channel Catfish
Colorado Pikeminnow
Colorado River Cutthroat
Common Carp
Creek Chub
Cutbow Trout
Cutthroat Trout
Emerald Shiner
Flannelmouth Sucker
Flathead Catfish
Flathead Chub
Freshwater Drum
Gizzard Shad
Golden Shiner
Goldfish
Grass Carp
Green Sunfish
Greenback Cutthroat
Hybrid Striped Bass(wiper/palmetto)
Kokanee
Lake Chub
Lake Trout
Largemouth Bass
Longnose Sucker
Mountain Whitefish
Northern Pike
Orangespotted Sunfish
Pumpkinseed
Rainbow Trout
Redear Sunfish
River Carpsucker
Roundtail Chub
Rudd
Sacramento Perch
Sauger
Saugeye
Smallmouth Bass
Splake
Spottail Shiner
Spotted Bass
Striped Bass
Tiger Muskie
Tiger Trout
Walleye
White Bass
White Crappie
White Sucker
Yellow Perch
Yellowstone Cutthroat

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FishExplorer Lakes with Walleye
Adobe Creek Reservoir (Blue Lake)
Arapaho Bend Ponds (FC)
Lake Arbor
Arvada Reservoir
Aurora Reservoir
Barr Lake
Bingham Lake-Pinery Reservoir
Boedecker Reservoir
Boulder Reservoir
Boyd Lake
Brush Hollow Reservoir
Carter Lake
Chartiers Pond (Brush SWA)
Chatfield Reservoir
Cherry Creek Reservoir
Douglas Reservoir
Elaine T. Valente Open Space
Estes Lake
Hasty Lake
Holbrook Reservoir
Horsetooth Reservoir
Jackson Lake
John Martin Reservoir
Johnstown Reservoir
Jumbo Annex (Red Lion SWA)
Jumbo Reservoir (Julesburg)
Lagerman Reservoir
Lon Hagler Reservoir
Lonetree Reservoir
Loveland Lake
Martin Lake
McIntosh Lake
McPhee Reservoir
Lake Meredith
Milavec Reservoir
Narraguinnep Reservoir
Nee Noshe Reservoir
North Sterling Reservoir
Pella Crossing
Prewitt Reservoir
Prospect Lake (Colorado Springs)
Pueblo Reservoir
Puett Reservoir
Rifle Gap Reservoir
Sanchez Reservoir
Standley Lake
Thornton Gravel Ponds #2 & #3
Thurston Reservoir
Totten Lake
Trinidad Reservoir
Union Reservoir
Vallecito Reservoir
Watson Lake
Wellington Reservoir #4
Windsor Lake
FishExplorer Rivers with Walleye
Only lakes in the Fish Explorer database are included in this listing. Lakes we feature on this website are hyperlinked.
Walleye
One of the more popular sport fish, walleye are undoubtedly some of the finest table fare among fresh water fish.   Native to central North America and Canada, they have been extensively stocked throughout much of the United States. It is the largest member of the perch family in North America. Walleye refers to the fish’s large, luminous eye, which give them extraordinary vision in low light.
 
Walleyes are a pelagic species that travel, feed and spawn in schools.  They have a torpedo shaped body, forked tail, and a mouthful of sharp canine teeth.  Coloration is typically a golden-brown to olive-brown, but they sometimes take on a grayish hue and can have dark-on-light mottling. The belly is white to off-white. A distinguishing mark of walleye is the white spot on the lower edge of the tail. While a typical walleye is under 24 inches and five pounds, they can exceed ten pounds and 30 inches.
 
Fish comprise the bulk of walleye’s diet, they frequently feeding in shallow water under low light conditions, moving deeper during bright light or use the cover cliffs, boulders, logs and even heavy weeds. Under windy or turbid conditions walleye remain more active throughout the day. Their preferred water temperature falls between that of trout and bass. Walleyes’ natural habitat includes large lakes, big streams and rivers, with cool and moderately deep water.  Turbid water is tolerated.  
 
Spawning takes place in early spring when water temperatures reach the low 40’s.  They prefer area with highly oxygenated water to spawn such as rivers or windswept shorelines. Spawning occurs under the cover of darkness where the males prod the females into releasing their eggs over shallow rock, rubble or gravel areas.  A five-pound female may deposits more than 100,000 eggs. There is no parental care of the eggs.
Most Recent Walleye Forum Posts
O M G did you guys see this Walleye 11.21.14 by huntn/fisherman
Frigid Air Temps Hurt Fish 11.18.14 by Mile Hi NightStalker
Great morning on the water 11.13.14 by Gwill
20 Walleye r 2Hrs 11.13.14 by CazadorDeLucio
Chatfield Night Eyes From Shore 11.12.14 by Mile Hi NightStalker
one good eye today 11.10.14 by fom
Chatfield Success! 11.08.14 by Little D
27" Walleye. Cold snap 11.07.14 by CazadorDeLucio
Walleye Articles, Blogs, & Podcasts
Blog: Lov'n Fall 09.26.14 by David Coulson
Blog: New team for the CWA tournament season 03.29.14 by John Stevens
Blog: Walleye University 03.15.14 by David Harrison
Blog: Monster Quest Carter Lake 11.05.13 by Ben Swigle
Blog: The Fall Night Bite 10.21.13 by Josh Cundiff
Blog: Alabama Rig Walleye, Finally 08.28.13 by David Harrison
Blog: A Few Fishing Firsts 07.11.13 by David Coulson
Blog: The Allure of Night Time Walleye 06.26.13 by James Trujillo
Blog: Ranking Colorado's Walleye Waters 05.08.13 by Ben Swigle