Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Sighting Instructions

If you have no blogger name, please post your comments as "anonymous." Then leave your contact information, including email, with all sightings. Be sure to check out the "Blue Walleye Info" section on this site, for more pictures of blue walleye.

87 comments:

Anonymous said...

My name is Dennis Wagner (Maple Grove, MN) and for the past 7 years I have been going to Jellico, Ontario for a week of fishing. I caught my first blue walleye in 1999, and have pictures if you would like to view them. You can email me at jwaggs007@charter.net for more info if you'd like.

Anonymous said...

I have a camp in northern Quebec. I have caught multiple Blue walleye. The camp is on Lake Theodat. If you would like anymore info you can email me at trbray@charter.net I also have a picture or two.

Anonymous said...

Hello,

I notice that walleye will take on a lightning blue hue in post spawn mode. The mucus actually stains my clothes. I may be able to obtain samples if you like. mayerrc@tbaytel.net

Also I have a couple of pictures of undisturbed walleye in post spawn mode if you like.

Roger Mayer

Tim Hurley said...

We have a lot of the bluewalleye in our lakes. We are on Whitefish lake in Ontario. Come stay with us and catch some of the blue walleye. Last year our biggest was 301/2in. 9.7lb but there have been bigger ones. Tim Hurley email timh@altelco.net

Anonymous said...

We have fished at Viking Island Lodge out of Red Lake , Ontario for years and there is one smaller lake "Spider" that we go to and fish each year and occasional we get one of these blue walleyes. Probably the first time was close to 20 years ago. Steve McDonald--e-mail smcdona3@amfam.com

Anonymous said...

Dear Roger Mayer: Thanks for the information. Yes, we would like pictures. Would you mind sharing with us the location of the blue fish and also your direct e-mail address? Thanks and good fishing. Wayne Schaefer

Anonymous said...

The recent article regarding the Blue Perch where the Grand Rapids DNR Official references the Blue Perch caught on Winnibigosh was caught by myself in late December 05'.

I have the Perch in the freezer and will probably mount it because of it's uniqueness.

If you would like more information, feel free to contact me at thewallinator@aol.com or call 218-340-0385.

Mark Allison

Anonymous said...

Chapleau Ontario - e-mail me for the specifics please uppete01@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

Blue Walleye Found In Lake Delavan
Southern-Most Sighting Of The Fish

POSTED: 9:05 pm CDT April 23, 2006
UPDATED: 10:24 am CDT April 24, 2006

LAKE DELAVAN, Wis. -- A fisherman made a rare and surprising find in Lake Delavan this weekend: blue walleye.

It's the southern-most sighting of the fish since they were removed from the lake in the 1980s as part of the carp eradication project.

The lake was later restocked with walleye, but officials didn't know if any of the new inductees were blue walleye.

The fish were found earlier this month and returned back in to the lake.

http://www.channel3000.com/news/8942812/detail.html

dan major said...

dan from marathon ont. i have fished 3 different lakes here all of which produce mostly blue walleye.seems one end has blue,part way up is mixed and then yellow.dhmajor@shaw.ca

Anonymous said...

hello
I live in Ignace Ont. We have a lot of blue walleye in our lakes. I live on agimack lake wich produces yellow walley, but second lake wich is joined to agimack by a creek is full of bluewalleye.If you want any info you can e mail me at kat200175@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

Hi Wayne
I live in Thunder Bay, Ontario and I have caught a few Blue Walleye in several lakes North of Thunder Bay.The last few years we have caught several Blue Walleye at our fish derby in early June. We found that the Blue Walleye that we have caught are smaller than the Yellow Walleye and not as plentiful in the same lake. One of our fish that we caught was really neat in appearance. It was as if it was a cross between a Blue Walleye and a Sauger. the belly was white and the sides were a beautiful purple colour in stead of the dark blue to almost black. If you wish more information on the location of the lakes and times when they were caught you can contact me at the following email address. gwless@tbaytel.net I am interested in learning more about the blue walleye

Anonymous said...

rjjung@shaw.ca

We used to catch blue walleye in a little lake called Billy Lake near Manitouwadge, Ontario.

When left laying on the snow they left a blue stain.

Anonymous said...

I can confirm catching "blue" walleyes in the BWCA and Quetico park. Mostly in the Quetico, though and only in certain lakes.

Anonymous said...

anonymous said... My name is Gary Vickery and on June 9 2006 I caught a blue walleye on White Lake at the extreme north end in an area commonly known as Chiefs Bay.The fish was in the 26 to 28 in. range and came out of the exact same hole as the two normal walleye of similar size we had taken a few minutes earlier.

Anonymous said...

Hi Gary. Thanks for the sighting on White Lake. We will add it to our data base. Good fishing. Wayne Schaefer

Anonymous said...

My name is David Birket (Phoenix, AZ). I was fishing on Lac Suel, Ontario this past week, June 2006, and I caught my first Blue Walley. I had never seen one before and thought it was pretty interesting. It was about 18.5" and in the slot limit for the lake so I had to release it. I did not know they were rare and would like to see more. dbirkett@cox.net I can tell you exactly were in the lake it was caught if you need the information. Sorry, it was raining so I did not get a picture.

Anonymous said...

I caught a 7.5 lb, 26.5 in, blue walleye on 8/9/06 in the Lower Niagara River on the Canadian side. I have a picture along with a normal 4 lb walleye caught thesame evening. email rdomin7662@aol.com

Anonymous said...

Hello,
I caught 2 walleye that had a distinct blue coloring to them, on Burgess Lake north of La Ronge Saskatchewan. Neither myself or the persons I was with had ever seen anything like it, so I contacted the local fisheries biologist and she replied that it was not common but occasionlly was reported, and was believed to be a bacteria in the mucous. Also, they were mighty tasty! Thanks, email mikemahoney_1@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

Hello I caught one 20in blue walleye in 2001 on a lake in ParrySound Ontario.I talk to a local and he said that the lake was stocked years ago with walleye from Lake Erie.I have a picture with it beside a yellow walleye. You can email me at unclemike26@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

i caught 5 blue walleye ice fishing on mowat lake a hour north of Sudbury Ont last winter they ranged from 2lbs to 5 lbs as they left a blue stain on the snow

Anonymous said...

I have been catching blue walleye in Wahwashkesh Lake since the 1960's.It is part of the Magnetawan River system near Parry Sound, Ont.I have also caught them in the Poverty Bay area further up river of the same river system. While quite rare, we catch several every year mixed in with the yellows.I must add that these fish are a distinct grey/blue colour and no blue mucus was ever apparent.
Thanks
Jeff Traversy

luc_fergy said...

i just saw the artical today, 2 out of 5 fish that i catch all season are blue walleye. my brother and i found a lake not shure the name and cauth some walleye simular but verry green first time we seen this kind of walleye but the lake was verry mucky fish size 16" to 20"

Anonymous said...

I HAVE BEEN FISHING THE CHAPLEAU AREA FOR ABOUT 12 YEARS AND WE HAVE BEEN CATCHING BLUES THERE LOTS OF NUMBERS I FISH MOSTLY MISSINAIBI LAKE PROVINCIAL PARK AND THE LITTLE POT HOLE LAKES SURROUNDING THEM AND THEY ARE ALL FILLED WITH BLUE WALLEYE HAVE NOT SEEN ANY BLUE COLOURING ON THE PIKE JUST WALLEYE

dougburrows99@yahoo.ca

Anonymous said...

We have been catching Blue Walleye in North Western Quebec since 1995. Largest has been 7.5 lbs. Most fish either blue/yellow average in the 16" range. We catch equal numbers of Blue/Yellow Walleye. I have also noticed that the meat in the Yellows is a yellow/white colour, while the Blues have a grey/white colour to their flesh. Both taste the same.
If you would like to see photos of blues or want further info contact me at ran.gin@sympatico.ca

Anonymous said...

My name is Michael J. Bonnin and I'm from Penetanguishene Ont. I think it is great that research is finally being done on this unique adaptation (blue slime) of the wealleye.
I have been fishing the Kipawa Lake region in NE Quebec out of Kipawa Lodge for 20yrs. I've caught and released blue slime walleye for as long as i can remember. I have numerous pictures to share with any who are interested and would love to aid research in any way possible. i can be contacted via email at bevbike@yahoo.ca. Good luck in unlocking the mystery. I encourage all anglers to participate. Who knows, the answers may improve our odds in locating and landing this noble advesary of the deep.

Anonymous said...

The idea that the blue mucus is a Darwinian adaptation is interesting. I've caught blue walleye in many Lakes in Ontario. Have you studied whether the blue will "contaminate" yellow waleye in a closed environment? Have blue offspring been identified as having the same blueness? You may find it as important to find out what unique quality in some lakes keeps blues from forming because most bodies of water I've fished hold blues.

Anonymous said...

My name is Maclean Ewen. I've lived in Red Lake, Ont. my whole life. Blue walleye aren't that uncommon on certain lakes. I've caught my limit on a number of occasions. They're easier to notice in the winter time when they leave their blue slime in the snow. If you would like to know a long list of lakes(i recognize a few mentioned already on your blog) that you can catch blue walleye you can email me at macleanewen@yahoo.com. I've also noticed that they aren't as blue at certain times of the year and some are more blue than others. I've also caught a number of blue pike on the Barrens river system including barens lake which has lots of blue walleyes as well. I've noticed that the 16-18" normally only have a slight blue tinge on the fins but the larger 18-24" are distinctively blue along the back tail and fins. I've never noticed a difference in flesh as one blogger has stated. It seems like the lakes with the least amount of fishing pressure and that are more remote hold a higher number of blue walleye.

Anonymous said...

I have a camp at Lake Biscotasing in the Chaplaeu area of northern Ontario for the past 32 years. We have caught blue walleye in the earlier years as one or two fish per fishing season May to September with aprox. 20 fishermen. Today we catch aprox. 8 fish per season. we know that they are in the lake but it has not increased over the years. Not sure why? what has caught my attention is that for years my cronies and other fishermen say there is no such type of walleye and now I know that there is a species and some one is researching this. Thanks John Gerger aka Harley.

Anonymous said...

Thanks to all of you who have left information concerning blue walleye. We are actively researching these fish. What we know so far is that the blue is caused by a new protein pigment found in the mucous of the fish. The blue color is produced more in the summer than winter. Blue color seems to be increasing and spreading south into northern United States. We have no proof concerning the adaptive significance of the pigment but believe it is beneficial to the fish in some way.

wayne.schaefer@uwc.edu

Anonymous said...

i caught a blue walleye out of wilson (waukawigamog) lake in port loring while ice fishing a few years back. i have a picture if u want it

steveo2166@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

Lake Dumoine in northeastern Quebec near the town of Kipiwa. This is a headwater lake with a pure population of blue walleye. Blue walleye are very common and predominant in this lake. Most of the lakes in the Kipiwa reserve have blue walleye. Also, the occasional blue walleye is still caught at the mouth of the French River on Georgian Bay. My name is Robert Jamieson and I studied Icthiology at the Royal Ontario Museum (Dr. Crossman). You can email me at veralusney@rogers.com.

Anonymous said...

Dennis Fredrickson from Atikokan, Ontario, writes:
Found blue, slimed walleye on Factor, Marmion, White Otter, Dovetail, Mercutio that I can remember. Seems the blue is more prominant in the winter as I have not noticed it in the summer. Also, walleye from the 50 foot mark and deeper have a more intense blue than those caught above and the larger the fish, again a more intense blue. I will collect samples over this winter and send them to you. All the above lakes can be found near Atikokan. e-mail dfred@tbaytel.net

Anonymous said...

3 years ago i caught my first blue walleye. It was my biggest at 29.5 inches and 11.25lbs! a very fat fish,it was a female. I caught it in my ice shack in 60ft of water. it was 7:00 at night, I was ling fishing. I was fishing a lake in the Goergan Bay area. It was so blue I was almost affraid to touch it. The whole back of the fish was blue including all the fins and tail.
It was not a blue like the fish on your web site. The blue was a very intense light aqua blue, like the colour of the ocean on a sunny day. The belly of the fish was completely yellow. I've never seen anything like it before. There was an unreal amount of bright blue slime all over the floor of my fish shack and all over my cloths. The fish had expired so I had it mounted. My taxidermist told me he could not recreate the exact colour and make it look realistic at the same time so I had it look like a typical walleye mount. I do however have pictures of this fish at home if interested. I have since caught 3 more of these fish from the same lake all of identical appearance 2 that were 3lbs and one that was 6lbs. All very healthy fish.

e-mail
robkatekaye@sympatico.ca

Anonymous said...

I've caught many blue walleye up in canada at wintering lake. but mainly on one lake in that area thats the only walleyes we caught and they all were atleast 20 inches. lakeberg1225@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

We caught 6 walleye with blue dorsal and pectoral fins with the remainder of the fish normal colored. We also caught 2 walleye that were blue as described by others. All caught on Lake Obonga, Ontario (near Nipigon)on 6/22/07. Boad Swanson(Superior, WI)

Anonymous said...

Hi Boad Swanson: Thanks for your sighting on Lake Obonga. We will add it to our data base. Good fishing.
Wayne Schaefer

Anonymous said...

We caught a couple of blue walleyes in Holinshead Lake Ontario in 2004. One was 25" If you'd like a picture email me at jaremab@aol.com.

Anonymous said...

My name is Wayne Smith and have fished walleye for over 45 yrs. and yesterday (Oct. 7/07) was the first time I hooked a blue walleye. Actually, I hooked two of them (14" & 12") in 35' of water in a lake by Nipigon, Ont. You can e-mail me at tbmbc@hotmail.com if you would like to see the pics. When we cut the 14" it had roe in it.

Anonymous said...

In 1976-1978 I lived in Pickle Lake, Ontario. During that time I regularily caught Blue Pickerel in Lake St. Joseph at the east end, just above the dams. This is about 20 miles south of Pickle Lake at New Osnaburgh and just off of Hwy# 599. I now live in Thunder Bay, Ontario and over the years have occasionally caught blue pickerel in numerous lakes in Northwestern Ontario.

Wayne Schaefer said...

Dear Anonymous: Thanks for your sighting on Lake St. Joseph. We will add it to our data list. Good fishing. Wayne Schaefer

Anonymous said...

Lots of soft blue clay in lakes in my area . Kenora Ontario.Possible theory that either vegitation growing in clay is eaten by cray fish or others than eaten by fish.Walleyes tend to forage close to the bottom and also may eat the residue of blue clay well they are feeding.The blue in the fish in our area is even in the flesh of the walleye.This is just a nother hypothisis.Email address . wendy13c@shaw.ca

April 28, 2008 11:51 AM

Anonymous said...

My name is Roger age 43..been fishing walleye most of my life and have caught several blue walleyes throughout Northern Ontario...Vermillion Lake(near Sudbury Ontario) and several lakes in the Chapleau Ontario area.the biggest blue i ever seen(NOT CAUGHT by myself) was a 7 lbs. dark blue walleye on Vermilion lake...

Wayne Schaefer said...

Hi Roger: Thanks for your sighting on Vermillion Lake. We will add it to our data base. Good luck fishing this summer!
Wayne Schaefer

Anonymous said...

Have caught two blue walleye in the past 10 years. One was last year on the French River (connecting Lake Nippising to Georgian Bay) and one was on the Magnetawan River about 60 kms south of the French River. Both were caught in Mid summer under high temperature days.

Also a number of years ago on a lake near Bobcaygeon Ont we caught a mess of perch that had a distinctive blue colouring to them as well. The name of the lake escapes me right now but if you are interested you can email me at spitfireconstruction@hotmail.com and I will ask the guys for the lakes name.

Anonymous said...

hi my name is doug and i also caught a blue about17 in. long back in 98 on the little abitibi river by harris lake.

Anonymous said...

John Labine, Timmins Ontario

Nemogosenda Lake
Kipawa Reserve- many lakes
Little Abitibi system
Reid Lake Highway 11, 25km west of Matheson

Have a electronic format photo of a 6 lbs blue from kipawa

Anonymous said...

My group and I have caught blue walleye in lakes near and around Lac Theodat, Quebec. The drive to base camp is 100 moles of terible road. On my first trip in to Theoday we drove accross several creeks that had wooden logs tied together for bridges. My new truck was ruined at the end of the trip but we made it nevertheless. Is there anyone out there who fishes this lake or who might be going this summer? I am not driving my vehicle again, but would like to investigate going again soon.

Anonymous said...

I've caught 2 blue walleye in the Pickerel river Ontario this spring.One on May 21/ about 16.5 inches long,the other June 7/ about 14 inches long.

Anonymous said...

We were fishing at 47"05'59.05"N / 78"34'46.83" W (Lake Sasseginega)and one person in our party caught a 14" blue walleye on Friday, 18 July 2008 at around 7:30PM local time.



Feel free to contact me if you wish.

Mike Van Wie
vanwieme@md.metrocast.net

Anonymous said...

I have just recenty caught not a blue walleye, but a blue perch. This perch was coated in a blue mucus similar to the mucus of a blue walleye. I know that perch are from the same family of the walleye and that is why i am reporting this. This perch was 10 inches in length and was caught in the Mud Portage Channel off Zig Zag island in Lake of the Woods on the Canadian side of the lake.

Wayne Schaefer said...

Dear Anonymous: Thank you for your sighting of a blue perch on Lake of the Woods. Blue perch are more rare than blue walleye and only recently have we started to see blue color in their mucous. I have fished Winnie Lake in northern Minnesota for perch for 20 years and only in the last 3 years have we seen the blue pigment (sandercyanin) in their mucous.

Anonymous said...

Just to let you know, "Blue Walleye" are not moving south, they have been far south of your research area for over 30 yrs. that I know of. We were vacationing in Woods Bay, just below the Moon River Basin, Georgian Bay in 1973 when we caught one approximately 18 inches long. Thought you might find this interesting.

Anonymous said...

Dear Anonymous: Thank you for your sighting in 1973 from Woods Bay. Reports of blue walleye have come from this area for years with the most frequent reports coming from Lake Nippising and south about 100 km. We would love to find a viable population of blue walleye in Georgian Bay today. We will add you sighting to our data list. Wayne Schaefer

Anonymous said...

Name:Steve V
Lake: Moon River
GPS (optional):
Town/City: near Bala
State/Providence:Ont
Country:Canada
Outfitter/Lodge (optional):
Number Caught:1
Average Size (inches):20 inches
Date Caught (month/day/year):8/29/07
Email:whipnippo@hotmail.com
Additional Comments : tasted great

Anonymous said...

My name is Jim Slockett (Marengo, Iowa). I have caught 3 blue walleye from Lac Suel out of Gold Pines Camp. One 15" in July 2005; one 21" in July 2006; one 14" in July 2006. I have some pictures if you would like.
email: thunder1@netins.net

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said.
Just read article in Walleye Insider about blue walleye. Back in Feb. 2005 I was ice fishing Little Baydenoc out of Gladstone Mi. and iced a 30" 10lb. walleye that was of normal color but there was a blue color on the upper corner of the tail fin. It rubbed off on the ice and you could clearly see the color. I have pics. You can email me at Helenabe@lakeland.ws for more info.

Anonymous said...

I made a post a few weeks ago and don't see it so I am trying again. I live in Dryden Ont in the summer and there are blue walleyes in most of the lakes around and to the north. I have seen them for about 6-8 years. They aren't common on Dinorwic where I live but I catch a few each year. In 2006, I fished Armit lake north east of Sioux Lookout and a large percentage of the walleyes caught, maybe a third or half, were blue. I had fished there about 3 years earlier and don't remember any. Dinorwic is heavily stained and Armit is a lot clearer so maybe the sun theory has some validity. I am at wceister[at]aol[dot]com

Wayne Schaefer said...

Dear Anonymous: Thank you for you sighting of blue walleye in Armit Lake. We will add it to our data list. Most of the lakes where we are catching blue walleye in Ontario are actually very stained which does cause us to wonder about the importance of UV radiation. It is good to get your report of blue walleye in a clear water lake. Good fishing. Wayne Schaefer

Wayne Schaefer said...

Dear Anonymous: Thank you for your sighting on Little Bay De Noc. Yes, we would appreciate photos. Please e-mail photos to wayne.schaefer@uwc.edu. The fish you caught sounds similar to those we are studying. It is our first report from the Bay de Noc area. Good fishing. Wayne Schaefer

Wayne Schaefer said...

Dear Jim: Please send photos to wayne.schaefer@uwc.edu. We have reports of blue walleye from Lac Seul that have no blue color in their slime. This is unusual so we would appreciate any photos. Good fishing. Wayne Schaefer

Anonymous said...

I have caught a couple of blue walleye at Dogskin Lake Lodge in Manitoba. The last one was off the dock and was 23.5 long. We took pictures but the blue doesnt really show up in the picture. You can email me at jon.friske@yahoo.com

SleeStaxx said...

Dr. Schaeffer, I can confirm Mr. Robert Jamieson's comments above that Lac Dumoine in the Abitibi-Temiscamingue region of Quebec holds ample quantities of blue morph walleyes. Fishing reports from the region also indicate that numerous waterbodies in the region contain these morphs in large quantities - The Kiapwa and Dumoine River drainages including Lac Kipawa, Lac Ogascanan, Lac Watson, Grassy Lake, etc. Reports also indicate that waterways in the Southwestern part of La Verendrye Provicial Park also contain prolific number of these morphs.

My fishing group has fished Lac Dumoine numerous times and have caught these blue morphs in good numbers. They were caught amongst typical yellow walleye, intermingled. In fact, there even appears to be a 2nd morph in the lake anecdotaly called the 'silver' walleye. It's essentially the same as the blue morph in terms of white or silver scale color/lack of yellow pigment... but it has no blue slime coat. The outfitter we stayed with discussed and confirmed the variant with us. Lac Dumoine is exclusively-leased fishing territory and I can give you the contact information on the outfitter via email if you like.

In addition, during our trip there last June, Fisheries Biologists (I believe form the DNR or contracted by the DNR) were on the lake deploying fish traps and collecting fish samples from the traps for a methyl mercury study of the lake. I would guess they caught numerous blue and silver morphs and may have documented the frequency and ratio of the variants, etc. The outfitter could probably give you contact info. on the biologists conducting the field work.

Regards,

Chris

Anonymous said...

Hi Chris: Thank you for your detailed sightings in Quebec. We need more information from Quebec where blue walleye appear to be even more abundant than in Ontario. The GPS coordinates are helpful. If you have any digital photos, we would appreciate copies. We will add your sightings to our data list. If you ever get a "silver walleye" up there we would appreciate a scale sample for DNA analysis as well as a photo. Good fishing. Wayne Schaefer

Anonymous said...

We have caught only blue walleye out of a lake called Smiley north of Thunder Bay, only walleye in the lake, very dark colored and blue slime on fish. They have also been seen in Decourcey across the road from there.
you can email me at shelldenn@tbaytel.net

Anonymous said...

Steve Walzak. My family and I fished in Ontario in 1981 and 1982 and caught many blue walleyes out of Ogasiwi Lake between Wawa and Chapleau. They were prominently blue on the upper fins and left blue mucous in our coolers.

Anonymous said...

Hi Steve: Thank you for your sigting. We will add it to our data list. Good fishing. Wayne Schaefer

Anonymous said...

Hello,
My name is Taylor and my Uncle has a cottage on Ahmic Lake (Magnetawan, Ontario)
I myself have never caught a blue walleye out of this lake but there is a very established walleye fishing guide named Louie Miceli who has seen numerous Blue Walleye come out of the lake each year. It might be beneficial to get in contact with him as I'm sure he has many pictures and can probably offer some viable samples.
I've read many articles where he has mentioned on many occasions during his work that his clients have pulled out a few Blue Walleye.
Hope this helps
if you require any more information you can contact me at TaylorAprile@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

The fish are getting Blue Slime coat and pigment change due to acidity levels. Lake Herridge in Ontario has Golden Walleyes from the acidity levels. The fish had a golden slime coming off of it and the belly was such a dark yellow that it was like a sunfish.

Anonymous said...

My name is Tim, from Chapleau , ON, Canada....I have caught a number of these blue pigmented walleye over the years. I determined that the blue colour was in the slime because when i put the fish on the snow the blue color would be left behind...I have caught these fish in the Elliot Lake, ON area in the 80's and 90's in feb/march ice fishing....the exact lake is called McCarthy Lake it is part of the Serpent River system also known to have mine tailings seep into the waterway over the years. The uranium mines of Elliot Lake I thought might be on of the contributing factors....just wondering if any of the other sightings we located on water ways that had mines on them.....Also i have caught one of these fish on Wenebegon Lake located in the Chapleau area. Hope this helps take care.

Anonymous said...

We have catch 35 to 50% blue walley on a lake that has tainted water. Visibility is a few feet. I respect the research but am confused as to why a lake that has such unclear water would have amongst the highest population of blue walleye. If its an ozone issue, you would think clear lakes would have higher percentages of blue walleye. This lake had a old mining claim on it but it was for gold and hasn't been mined, most likely, for 100 years. I don't think we would see this many sightings of blue walleye on so many lakes if it was realted to mining.

Anonymous said...

My blue walleye caught, was in clear water in a deep lake, and no blue slim. caught in summer. i saw the blue slim on blue fish caught on small shallow lakes thow

Anonymous said...

I have just returned from a fly in fishing trip at Whitewater Lake, Ontario (near Armstrong, Ontario). Sadly I thought it was just a hybrid or an adaptation...until I have just read up on the species. It was 17.5" and it was caught July 6th, 2010. I am pretty sure I have a picture of it...I just can't find it right now. This is the only one that I saw out of our group, but I will definately be on the look out and make the other guys aware if we see more the next time. email krellito@yahoo.com if you need more info.

Thanks
Jenni DeBlock

Anonymous said...

Hi Jenni: Thank you for your sighting on Whitewater Lake. We will add it to our data base. The Armstrong area has one of the greatest concentrations of blue walleye in Ontario. Good fishing.
Wayne Schaefer

Tad said...

I caught a blue perch this afternoon (8-8-10)on lake Winnebago near Neenah, WI. I can be reached at tdash80@aol.com if anyone would like any information on this fish. I also took several pictures of the fish along side a yellow perch.

Anonymous said...

My name is Ron Smith and I was just in Ontario near Savant Lake and caugth a 23" blue walleye, not knowing what it was I released it with out taking a picture of it. It was caught in the same location and time as several yellow walleyes. You can email me at ronsmith55341@yahoo.com

ted said...

a friend of mine caught about a 5 inch blue perch in minnesota by waterville about a week ago very cool little fish wasnt thinking and let him go without taking pics woodguy51@yahoo.com

Keith G. Tidball said...

I recently caught many blue walleye in Lac Le Page in the Resevoir Gouin area.

Anonymous said...

My name is Judy Huntington. I caught a blue walleye last week (June 10, 2011) in Lake Nippissing. My husband and I have been fishing the south shore of Lake Nippissing for the past 20 yrs or more and this is the first blue walleye we have caught.

Anonymous said...

Hi Keith: Thank you for your blue walleye sighting at Lac Le Page. We have had more reports of blue walleye from the Resevoir Gouin area than any other are in Quebec. We will add your sighting to our data list. Good fishing.

wayne.schaefer@uwc.edu

Anonymous said...

Hi Judy: Thanks for your blue walleye sighting in Lake Nipissing. The lake is actually well known for the presence of blue walleye. Did you notice if the fish had blue color in its skin mucous? We will add your sighting to our data list. Good fishing.
wayne.schaefer@uwc.edu

Anonymous said...

Hello my name is Wes LaRose,my wife Lynne and I live in Cochrane Ontario. This week end we both caught blue walleye on Little Abitibi lake. I have pictures of one of these fish if you are interested.

Anonymous said...

Dear Anonymous,
Thank you for your sighting on Abitibi Lake. We will add it to our data base. Yes, a photo would be appeciated. Please send it to wayne.schaefe@uwc.edu. Good fishing! Wayne Schaefer

Anonymous said...

Hello my name is Matt. My brother and I were fishing Nov. 19 2012 I caught 1 blue colored walleye in the welland canal just north of Lake Erie. It was between 21-25 inches. I have caught alot of walleye and never seen anything like it. I have some pictures if your interested. mattpatrino@sympatico.ca
I released it!!

Anonymous said...

I caught At least 50 blue Walleye In a weeks time around a hundred walleye all together Deme Moon Lake in Quebec

Anonymous said...

My name is Bryon gyldenvand. My fishing partner and myself. Caught post spawn Blue Walleyes for three straight days, coming out of a spawning river on the east end of Rainy lake . Once the spaners returned to the lake. We had to search to find Walleyes and we did find the black and golden strain, but the blue fish disappeared. We do have pics but no samples as all our fish were catch and release. you can contact me for more information at bgyldenvand@neuvillemotors.com

Anonymous said...

Hi Bryon,

Thanks for the sighting on Rainy Lake. We will add it to our data base. Good fishing!

Wayne Schaefer