Walleye (Sander vitreus)

(Mitchell, 1818); PERCIDAE FAMILY; also called yellow walleye, pike perch, walleyed pike perch, walleyed pickerel, yellow pickerel, yellow pike, yellow pike perch, walleye pike
This wide ranging North American species occurs from the Hudson Bay east to the St. Lawrence River, south to the Gulf coast of Alabama, and northwest of the Hudson Bay from Manitoba through the western Northwest Territories (including Great Slave and Great Bear Lakes) to the Beaufort Sea on the border of the Yukon Territory. In eastern drainages from Massachusetts southward it occurs all the way to the coast. It occur... Read More

 
 

All-Tackle World Records

Line Class
Weight
Location
Catch Date
Angler
All-Tackle
11.34 kg (25 lb 0 oz)
Old Hickory Lake, Tennessee, USA
02-Aug-1960
 

All-Tackle (Length) World Records

Line Class
Length
Location
Catch Date
Angler
All-Tackle (Length)
79.0 cm
St. Mary's Reservoir, Alberta, Canada
11-Jun-2015
 

Line Class World Records (Conventional Tackle)

Line Class
Weight
Location
Catch Date
Angler
M-01 kg (2 lb)
5.44 kg (12 lb 0 oz)
Bay of Quinte, Canada
28-Nov-2007
M-02 kg (4 lb)
8.27 kg (18 lb 4 oz)
N. Little Red River, Arkansas, USA
14-Mar-1983
M-03 kg (6 lb)
6.91 kg (15 lb 4 oz)
Muskegun Lake, Michigan, USA
05-Mar-2005
M-04 kg (8 lb)
8.98 kg (19 lb 13 oz)
Forsyth, Missouri, USA
08-Feb-1991
M-06 kg (12 lb)
10.29 kg (22 lb 11 oz)
Greers Ferry Lake, Arkansas, USA
14-Mar-1982
M-08 kg (16 lb)
8.27 kg (18 lb 4 oz)
Greers Ferry Lake, Arkansas, USA
12-Jan-1982
M-10 kg (20 lb)
9.33 kg (20 lb 9 oz)
Devil's Fork, Hot Springs, Arkansas, USA
10-Feb-1989
W-01 kg (2 lb)
1.22 kg (2 lb 11 oz)
Barras Lake, Ontario, Canada
05-Jul-2017
W-02 kg (4 lb)
2.18 kg (4 lb 13 oz)
Odell Lake, Ontario, Canada
29-Jun-2016
W-03 kg (6 lb)
1.70 kg (3 lb 12 oz)
Puett Reservoir, Colorado, USA
14-Apr-2019
W-04 kg (8 lb)
3.40 kg (7 lb 8 oz)
Lake Erie, New York, USA
16-May-2015
W-06 kg (12 lb)
3.35 kg (7 lb 6 oz)
Lake of the Woods, Ontario, Canada
01-Jul-2016
W-08 kg (16 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
W-10 kg (20 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
 

Tippet Class World Records (Fly Tackle)

Line Class
Weight
Location
Catch Date
Angler
Tippet M-01 kg (2 lb)
3.62 kg (8 lb 0 oz)
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
16-Apr-1997
Tippet M-02 kg (4 lb)
4.30 kg (9 lb 8 oz)
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
07-Dec-1997
Tippet M-03 kg (6 lb)
3.85 kg (8 lb 8 oz)
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
11-Nov-1998
Tippet M-04 kg (8 lb)
5.44 kg (12 lb 0 oz)
Manistee River, Michigan, USA
26-Mar-1999
Tippet M-06 kg (12 lb)
3.62 kg (8 lb 0 oz)
Chippewa River, Hayward, Wisconsin, USA
12-Jul-1998
Tippet M-08 kg (16 lb)
4.30 kg (9 lb 8 oz)
Chatfield State Reservoir, Colorado, USA
04-Jun-1998
Tippet M-10 kg (20 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
Tippet W-01 kg (2 lb)
0.82 kg (1 lb 13 oz)
Barras Lake, Ontario, Canada
05-Jul-2017
Tippet W-02 kg (4 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
Tippet W-03 kg (6 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
Tippet W-04 kg (8 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
Tippet W-06 kg (12 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
Tippet W-08 kg (16 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
Tippet W-10 kg (20 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
 

Junior & Smallfry World Records

Line Class
Weight
Location
Catch Date
Angler
F-Junior
5.13 kg (11 lb 5 oz)
Bay of Quinte, Ontario, Canada
11-Nov-2017
F-Smallfry
4.31 kg (9 lb 8 oz)
Lake Erie, Ohio, USA
29-May-1999
M-Junior
4.69 kg (10 lb 5 oz)
Birch Island, Ontario, Canada
02-Jul-2007
M-Smallfry
5.67 kg (12 lb 8 oz)
Fort Peck, Montana, USA
31-May-2014

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