Walleye (stizostedion v. vitreum)
Walleye, a favorite fishing catch, inhabit waters in all parts of the state, but mainly the large, cool lakes in northern Minnesota. Their eyes are sensitive to light, so they go to deep dark waters during the day and move to shallow lake areas at night. Minnesota's record walleye weighed 17 pounds 8 ounces. Pecan Crusted Walleye recipe.