Walleye and Sauger Regulations

Valid Permits

  • Daily Fishing Permit
  • Fishing Permit
  • Small Game Hunting and Fishing Permit

Season & Limits

Walleye and Sauger

Season Open All Year
Daily Limit: 4
Possession Limit: 8

Additional Information

Length Limit

15" minimum applies on all waters except on areas that are posted with special regulations. (Visit our Special Area Fishing Regulations page)

Season Notice

From Feb. 20 through April 14, walleye and sauger can be taken and possessed only between 1/2 hour before sunrise and 1/2 after sunset in the unimpounded portions of all streams, except the Missouri and Mississippi rivers. To calculate the sunrise and sunset times in you area, see the U.S. Naval Observatory website,

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