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Old 02-20-2010, 06:54 PM   #1
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Default How to identify Male/Female Walleye???

The only information I have found is size usually bigger ones are female. Is there a easy way to tell them apart that I havent figured out????

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Old 02-20-2010, 07:11 PM   #2
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Even the expert have a hard time telling one from the other, like largemouth bass all the large ones are females, that's the way they do it.
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Old 02-21-2010, 06:25 AM   #3
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For walleye under 20 inches it is about impossible to tell females from males during most of the year. In the spring during spawning season if a smaller fish is running sperm they are obviously males. As they get a little bigger the females are really "pot bellied" in the spring just before they drop their eggs. Usually walleye over about 4 lbs. will be females, but I have seen males that were in excellent body condition (Wr about 110) that looked like females and weighed 7ish lbs.

Bottom line it is very difficult to tell!

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Old 02-21-2010, 08:23 AM   #4
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Default Re: How to identify Male/Female Walleye???

I cant help answer the question although ClearCut sounds like he knows what he's talking about.
You could try and post this on the Bass/Warmwater forum though, alot of experts there. Good luck.
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Old 02-21-2010, 12:50 PM   #5
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The only information I have found is size usually bigger ones are female. Is there a easy way to tell them apart that I havent figured out????
I contacted a biologist friend of mine and he told me it was quite simple.

When you land a female, it will immediately try to grab your cell phone.

When you land a male it will go after your beer.

Pure science.
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Old 02-21-2010, 12:55 PM   #6
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Ha! Ha! I was wonder when that joke would come up.

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I contacted a biologist friend of mine and he told me it was quite simple.

When you land a female, it will immediately try to grab your cell phone.

When you land a male it will go after your beer.

Pure science.
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Old 02-21-2010, 03:01 PM   #7
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The only positive ID I know of is to cut them open if they aren't running ripe.
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Old 02-22-2010, 07:54 PM   #8
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They all taste the same. Seriously, I've always considered anything over 4 or 5 pounds to be a female. Anything over 22" goes back, anyway.
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