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SAUGER

Fishing for Sauger

Spinning, Fly fishing, Fresh water fishing, Game fishing, Ice fishing, Spearfishing


Cousin to the mighty walleye, this eager relative can be found swimming in many freshwater fisheries across the United States and southern Canada.

Unlike the walleye, sauger keep more to cool rivers rather than lakes and normally migrate great distances to spawn.

Sauger are a small, delicious fish favorite among locals as a great fish fry. Their fun little bait attacks make them an attractive species to go out for with children and beginners.

Small, short strikes followed by a simple hook set later and a sauger will be bucking and fighting as you reel up in no time. The hook set is as simple as luring the sauger to your tasty treat- so long as you get the bait down to them.

Sauger live in deep, fast running water, making it difficult to get the lure or bait deep enough without snagging rocks or skimming over the target water column.

Grab light spinning tackle or your lightest fly rod and enjoy finding bait-charging sauger in a little stream or river of your choosing!

Basic Info


Scientific name: Sander canadensis

Size: 35.8 cm

Weight: 4 kg

Lifespan: max. 18 years

Methods: Spinning, Fly fishing, Fresh water fishing, Game fishing, Ice fishing, Spearfishing

Continent(s): North America