Sauger

Saugeye? 

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Goldenfishberg's picture

Did you use the magic purple Corky again?? 

Ya just Can't catch um from the couch.

Fishaholicsanonymous89's picture

Haha I did! But had my bait stolen off that rig :( 

NickP27's picture

If I'm not mistaken ... Dorsal streaked rather than spotted with a black blotch at the back to boot.

 

Super cool!

TonyS's picture

 Not your classic looking saugeye but definitely some walleye blood.   Which is pretty common I'm told.   Wouldn't surprise me if it is 75% Sauger. Definitely a neat fish, like a Sauger with a walleye dorsal

Graceclaw's picture

If it is, she can still count it as either of the parent species. 

2018 Goals:
Quillback (Check)
Musky
10#+ Flathead Catfish
5 New Standard Species (Current Count: 6 - Check)

NickP27's picture

No argument here Graceclaw!

 

I've been fishing waters with both parents species for a long time in hopes of a Saugeye ... from what I've read they make up 2-3% of the populatuion ... apparently I'm not even that lucky.  Should just throw away my lottery tickets now :(

Fishaholicsanonymous89's picture

Yeah I was thinking maybe saugeye too, definitely an odd one

Perc30's picture

It a saugeye...classic appearance of the hatchery raised and stocked variety...I’d guess that you caught it in Kansas after ur Missouri fishing?

Fishaholicsanonymous89's picture

Nope, Minnesota out of the mighty Miss :) 

Perc30's picture

Nevermind...that is lucky cool catch then