Walleye

(Sander vitreus)

Walleye is a freshwater fish native to most of Canada and the northern United States. It is a North American relative of the European pikeperch. In some parts of the world, the walleye is known as yellows, yellow pike, pickerel, and walleye pike. The name Walleye comes from the fact that their eyes, like those of lions, reflect white light. Walleye anglers will commonly look for days and locations where there is a good “walleye chop” (i.e. rough water). This excellent vision also allows the fish to populate the deeper regions in a lake. They can often be found during the warmest part of the summer in deeper water.

Walleye are identified by their olive and gold color, white bellies, a golden hue on the flanks, and five darker saddles that extend to their upper sides. The Walleye is considered a delectable freshwater fish with its pure white meat, mild taste and flaky texture. It is a very highly prized fish with a long history in the Great Lakes region.

Harvested from all of the Great Lakes, Presteve Foods is able to provide true Great Lake Walleye. Presteve Foods can offer a complete line of Walleye products, both and fresh and frozen. These products range from fresh round and fillets to frozen round and fillets Individually Quick Frozen and block frozen, packed for the customer’s specifications. Fresh Walleye are available from springtime through the end of the year. Frozen products are available year round for all customers’ convenience.