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Fun Fish Facts


Release ALL Walleye
over 18 inches

Female Walleyes can produce on average 26,000 EGGS PER POUND of body weight. (That means that one 24 inch - 5.1 lb. Female Walleye can have over 130,000 eggs each year for spawning)

1% or less of all Walleye eggs hatch to become an adult Walleye. (Doing the math: One 5lb Walleye hatches Approx. 130,000 eggs of which 1% or less survive. That means 1300 WALLEYES could survive. This is why all or our lodge owners encourage Catch & Release!

  • Walleye, when young, live almost exclusively on insects. Most Walleye switch to a minnow type diet by the time they are in their second summer

  • It is believed that Walleye can 'hear' a school of baitfish from quite a distance away using the hearing sense on the lateral line.

  • Walleye have their 'taste buds' in their lips - thousands of them

  • World record Walleye is 25 lbs. from Old Hickory Lake, Tennessee 1960.


Release all Northern Pike over 27.5"

Female Northern Pike can average between 50,000 to 225,000 eggs for spawning.

  • Northern Pike get its name from its resemblance to the pole-weapon known as the pike.

  • Typical Canadian name for a Northern Pike is 'Jackfish'.

  • Spawned eggs attach to vegetation, and then depending on temperature (40-45° F), can take up to 2 to 4 weeks to hatch.


 Smallmouth Bass

Female Smallmouth Bass deposit 7,000 - 8,000 EGGS PER POUND of body weight.

  • Smallmouth Bass is actually a member of the Sunfish family

  • During spawning, the male Smallmouth Bass make nests with their tails in about 3-8 feet of water.

  • Spawning temperatures of Smallmouth Bass is typically 50-55° F.


Release all Muskie

Female Muskies can release between 18,000-200,000 Eggs during spawning.

  • Muskie spawning differs from Pike in that fry do not attach to vegetation for support. Instead they fall to the bottom of the spawning area.

  • Muskies spawn in 1 to 3 feet of water when the temperature is between 49-59° F

  • A Tiger Muskie is a cross between a Northern Pike and a Muskie.


Use discretion in keeping perch- only keep what you will eat, and we recommend releasing perch smaller than 9" and larger than 12"

  • An adult Perch produces approx. 4,000-40,000 eggs during spawning.

  • Perch spawn during evening hours when the temperature reaches between 44-55° F

  • Perch are related to the Walleye & Sauger but are not related to the White Perch.

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