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Blue walleye
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I cought a walleye opening weekend that looked really different. It had a blue tint that was very bright and noticeable. It was skinny but appeared very healthy otherwise. Is it possible that is some form of a blue walleye?

Posted on: 2010/5/18 16:22
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Re: Blue walleye
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lol, ha, aha, haa, ha, lol......no no possibility. The true Blue Walleyes's "WERE" in lake Erie. A few, many years ago, were secrectly transplanted by lets just say people, that way there are no assumptions being said, to a few select lakes, at least on in MN, far north, and in Canada. The only ones remaining even in those lakes are a fond distant relative, and are considered a blue hue Walleye, more of the pigment in the slime, and it wipes off. Your Mille Lacs Walleye, was probably just a off color or due to polution or genitic mutation, birth defect.

Posted on: 2010/5/18 16:41
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Re: Blue walleye
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over the years I've caught a a few "blue pigment" walleyes mostly in Canada, none as far south as Mille Lacs.

ongoing research from University of Wisconsin can be found here:

http://wayneschaefer.blogspot.com/

Posted on: 2010/5/18 16:53
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Re: Blue walleye
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That is interesting- Do you have a pic of it? I have never caught or seen one.

Posted on: 2010/5/19 8:25
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Re: Blue walleye
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I saw a blue goose when I was up there last year

Posted on: 2010/5/19 8:27
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Re: Blue walleye
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We've caught two blue walleyes on Lac Seul in Canada over the years. They had bright colors and even glowed blue/green in the water. The fin areas had almost fluorescent blue color to them - very cool. We've had bluish walleyes over the years but nothing like these two.
Supposedly blue walleyes were a walleye sub-species that went extinct in the 80's, but hopefully some remain in northern lakes.

Posted on: 2010/5/19 8:54
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Re: Blue walleye
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Quote:

0ly1 wrote:
I saw a blue goose when I was up there last year


Lol! I drank at one... I've also picked up a blue tinted eye from the pond before... They're really strange coloration but are definitely a walleye! Probably just a different pigmentation and nothing more...

Posted on: 2010/5/19 9:02
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Re: Blue walleye
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While on a great Fly in fishing trip with L&M we caught some walleyes that were very "blue" in color.

Check out the pic in post #6. If you click on the pic you can then zoom in on it and see how "blue" it really was. Very interesting to see one of these up close !

http://www.lakestatefishing.com/modules/newbb/viewtopic.php?topic_id=17610&viewmode=flat&order=ASC&type=&mode=0&start=0

Posted on: 2010/5/19 9:07
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Re: Blue walleye
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From Lakefield, MN
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Extincted Blue Pike


Posted on: 2010/5/19 9:41
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Re: Blue walleye
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From Saint michael Minnesota
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None are known to be living they are extinct even in northern waters. walleyes due change a blueish color on a grey clay bottom.

Posted on: 2010/5/19 11:30
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