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Walleye Stizostedion v. vitreum Adopted: May 25, 1965


2008 Minnesota Statutes. Minnesota Office of the Revisor of Statutes. 2009. 1 March 2009
Shearer, Benjamin F. and Barbara S. State Names, Seals, Flags and Symbols: A Historical Guide Third Edition, Revised and Expanded. Westport, Conn: Greenwood Press, 3 Sub edition, 2001.

Walleye Capital of the World
Walleye Capital of the World, Baudette, Minn.

Additional Information

State fish: Minnesota Secretary of State student's page - State Symbols: State Fish.

Minnesota State Fish: Minnesota Legislative Reference Library: State Symbols.

Walleye: Sander vitreus, formerly Stizostedion vitreum. Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.

State Fish of Minnesota: The Walleye: Gopher Historian (Fall 1965): 11-13.

Stizostedion vitreum (walleye): University of Michigan Museum of Zoology: Animal Diversity Web.

Sander vitreus (Mitchill, 1818): Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. 2008.FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. www.fishbase.org, version (12/2008).

Stizostedion vitreum (Mitchill, 1818): Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS) Here you will find authoritative taxonomic information on plants, animals, fungi, and microbes of North America and the world..

Sander vitreus - (Mitchill, 1818): NatureServe Explorer: An Encyclopedia of Life.

State Fish: Complete list of official state Fish.

More symbols & emblems: Complete list of official Minnesota state symbols.

The Great Minnesota Fish Book
The Great Minnesota Fish Book
by Tom Dickson

The Great Minnesota Fish Book, by Tom Dickson. 232 pages. Univ Of Minnesota Press (September 18, 2008) The North Star state boasts the highest number of anglers per capita in the nation and the most fishing lakes. Minnesota is abundant in knowledge about how to catch game fish, but there is little information on the lore and natural history of such prized species as the walleye and largemouth bass, not to mention lesser-known varieties such as the brook stickleback and pirate perch. From trophies to bait, The Great Minnesota Fish Book tells stories of these aquatic species in rich, colorful detail. Engaging and revealing stories about the history, habitat, and culture of more than one hundred species with strikingly lifelike depictions by world-renowned fish illustrator Joseph R. Tomelleri.

Ron Schara's Minnesota Fishing Guide, by Ron Schara. 276 pages. Tristan Outdoors (June 2003) Host of ESPN's "Backroads with Ron & Raven;" KARE 11's "Minnesota Bound;" and "The Call of the Wild" on The Outdoor Channel; Ron is widely recognized as an expert fisherman and outdoorsman. The book contains useful how-to information and the ONLY hard copy of vital Minnesota DNR lake statistics.

Fishing Minnesota: Angling with the Experts in the Land of 10,000 Lakes, by Greg Breining. 160 pages. University of Minnesota Press; 1st University of Minnesota Press Ed edition (July 2003) Nowhere else will you find a comprehensive how-to guide for fishing Minnesota's many lakes and streams, full of tips from the region's best tournament anglers, most experienced fisheries biologists, and never-fail professional guides. Breining shares their secrets on such topics as how to snell a yarn fly, where to find the biggest muskies in any lake, and how to pick the best minnows for Mille Lacs. Breining gives us that coveted experience of being in the boat with the pros.

Walleye Wisdom: An In-Fisherman Handbook of Strategies
Walleye Wisdom:
An In-Fisherman Handbook of Strategies

Walleye Wisdom: An In-Fisherman Handbook of Strategies, 280 pages. In-Fisherman (February 1, 1983) This book has it all from time to fish for them to how and where. The ins and outs of jigging, rigging, live bait, crankbaits. All the stuff you need trolling, driffting, and also all the equimpment for all types of walleye fishing. If you don't catch more walleye with this book than you did not read it.

Successful Walleye Fishing, by Dick Sternberg. 160 pages. Creative Publishing international (March 1, 1999) Learn to rig your boat, choose the right rods, reels, lines and lures, and how to use the latest electronics. The combination of underwater, overhead, and how-to photography makes it easier than ever to understand the basics of catching walleye. Even if the fish are hiding in the weeds or the weather isn't ideal, this book will improve your success on the water.

Pro Tactics: Walleye, by Mark Martin. 144 pages. The Lyons Press (April 15, 2008) In this expertly written book, pro angler Mark Martin shares never-before-published advice for catching the big ones, including insider tips and techniques by season. See how to trick out your boat and the importance of breaklines in spring. Discover how to adjust for water depth and use live bait in summer. Find out the importance of location, location, location-and learn how to work weed beds in the fall.

What Fish Don't Want You to Know: An Insider's Guide to Freshwater Fishing, by Frank P. Baron. 176 pages. International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press; 1 edition (August 27, 2003) Anyone can toss a line into the water and get lucky once in a while, but if you want to catch more and bigger fish and have more fun doing it, you need to learn What Fish Don't Want You to Know. Whether you're new to fishing or an accomplished angler, this comprehensive and entertaining guide will improve your chances every time you cast a line into fresh water.

Complete line of fishing equipment including rods, reels, rod and reel combinations, fly fishing gear, bait and spin casting rods and reels, ice fishing equipment, lures and flies, and other accessories. All major brands.