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Arctic Char
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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

While saugeye do occasionally occur naturally, the majority are produced in hatcheries by crossing walleye and sauger.  Their appearance is intermediate between their parents.  To identifying this hybrid look for dark bars or oblong vertical spots between the spines of the first dorsal fin. Saugeye have dark laterally oblong blotches on their sides but they tend to be smaller than those of a sauger. The membranes of the dorsal fin have distinct spots similar to those of a sauger. A black blotch is also usually present on dorsal fin and a white spot is usually present at the tip of the lower caudal fin.
Saugeye’s habitat preference is similar to its parents, surviving best in turbid water. Saugeyes offer anglers an opportunity to catch a walleye-sized fish in habitats suited best for saugers.
They tend to congregate near the bottom on sand bars or near ledges and drop-offs.  Like walleye, saugeye eat fish, almost exclusively.
Most Recent Saugeye Forum Posts
Bear Creek Lake recent outing 07.24.23 by Bass Commando
Saugeye? 05.11.21 by Barnacles
Just a few 07.04.18 by jazzyjeff
Saugeye bite has been good 07.21.17 by jazzyjeff
Decent night at the bear 07.14.17 by jazzyjeff
Saugeye in Beaver Pond? 05.14.17 by fishinfoco
Beast of a SaugEye 04.09.17 by Neyet Stalker
Gigantic Saugeye 04.05.17 by Neyet Stalker
First saugeye/walleye of the year 04.04.17 by FlyTracker92
Saugeye Articles, Blogs, & Podcasts
Blog: Anti-Troutite, not really 03.14.21 by Jeff Wagner
Blog: Colorado Sauger - Got Milt? 03.17.17 by Matt Snider
Blog: Ranking Colorado's Walleye Waters 05.08.13 by Ben Swigle
Blog: Walleye Spawn 2013, now its done! 04.23.13 by Ben Swigle
Blog: Boomerang Tool Co. Grip 11.07.12 by Joshua Christensen
Blog: 4 Apps Every Angler With A Smartphone Should Use 02.09.12 by Joshua Christensen
Blog: Clouser Pattern Detailed - New Article 12.16.11 by Matt Snider
Blog: Become a pro 09.30.11 by Joshua Christensen
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