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Colorado Fish Species

Arctic Char
Arctic Grayling
Bigmouth Buffalo
Black Bullhead
Black Crappie
Blue Catfish
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
Golden Trout
Grass Carp
Green Sunfish
Greenback Cutthroat
Hybrid Striped Bass(wiper/palmetto)
Lake Chub
Lake Trout
Largemouth Bass
Longnose Sucker
Mountain Whitefish
Northern Pike
Orangespotted Sunfish
Rainbow Trout
Redear Sunfish
River Carpsucker
Roundtail Chub
Sacramento Perch
Smallmouth Bass
Snake River Cutthroat
Spottail Shiner
Spotted Bass
Striped Bass
Sunfish (Bream)
Tiger Muskie
Tiger Trout
White Bass
White Crappie
White Sucker
Yellow Bullhead
Yellow Perch
Yellowstone Cutthroat

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
Chatfield Walleye From Shore 06.13.24 by Neyet Stalker
First eye of open water 03.15.24 by ColoradoRay
Took a "look see" at Cherry Creek today 03.10.24 by Hawaiian Punch
Fall jerk bait bite 09.28.23 by Trailerman
Targeting suspended walleye??? 06.26.23 by spicyhombre
Open seat at C.C. Tuesday 05.11.23 by Hawaiian Punch
Walleye bite 05.09.23 by walleyeshark
Walleye Articles, Blogs, & Podcasts
Blog: Walleye Fly Fishing 09.03.21 by Matt Snider
Blog: Sonar Exploration to Catch More Shallow Fish 06.19.21 by Matt Snider
Blog: Anti-Troutite, not really 03.14.21 by Jeff Wagner
Blog: Colorado Walleye - Spawn Operation 03.23.18 by Matt Snider
Blog: Snap To It 04.04.17 by Neal Wilkinson
Blog: Colorado Sauger - Got Milt? 03.17.17 by Matt Snider
Blog: Hump Days 10.18.16 by Neal Wilkinson
Blog: Fresh Water Drum 07.27.15 by David Coulson
Blog: Day Two Fishing Staycation 06.22.15 by David Coulson
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