Walleye & Sauger

Species Description

Walleye
Walleye fishing in Missouri is heating up, as the Missouri Department of Conservation has been stocking this popular game fish in lakes and reservoirs that can best support it. Stockton, Lake of the Ozarks, Bull Shoals and numerous other reservoirs should soon have an impressive walleye fishery.

Sauger
This relative of the walleye is also called the Jack salmon, spotted Jack and sand pike. It's found mostly in the Mississippi and Missouri rivers and suitable tributaries, as well as the Eleven Point River in southern Missouri, mainly in flowing water and often swift current.

Fishing Type
Game
Biological Information
Title
Seasons
Walleye & Sauger

Walleye side view photo with black background

Season Open
  • January 1, 2021 to December 31, 2021
Hours

From February 20 through April 14, walleye and sauger can be taken and possessed only between 1/2 hour before sunrise and 1/2 after sunset. This restriction applies to all streams, except the Missouri and Mississippi rivers.

Notes

Limits apply on all waters except on areas with special regulations.

Daily limit: 4
Possession limit: 8
Length limit: minimum 15"

Fishing: Allowed Methods

Methods

Pole and Line

Trotline

Limb Line

Bank Line

Jug Line

Additional Info

Ice fishing tackle, or tip-ups, are considered a pole-and-line method.