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Catch of the Week & Fishing Facts
Catch of the Week & Fishing Facts
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​​​​​​​Zach Bernhardt with a Rifle Falls Ponds rainbow trout.

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​Fishing Fact of the Week

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Walleye Eyes

Did you know that walleye lack blue and yellow pigment cells in their eyes, causing them to view the world in shades of red and green?​ 

When fishing for a specific fish species, it is important to know where that fish lives and how that fish sees the world. Since walleye view their world in shades of red and green, anglers should focus on using lures that are red, green, pink, or orange in color. Walleye usually live in deep water where certain spectrums of light can not reach, so expect the color of your lures to look differently to the fish depending on the depth you are fishing.

Northern Pike

Did you know that one female pike can produce 250,000 to 500,000 eggs, and often two or more males will fertilize the eggs?​​ 

During spawning, the female moves to slow moving waters in lakes or streams and spreads her eggs over the aquatic vegetation. One female pike can produce 250,000 to 500,000 eggs; two or more males will fertilize them. The eggs stick to the underwater vegetation and hatch in 6 to 29 days, depending on water temperature. The hatchlings usually reach a length of 6 inches by their first autumn, and reach sexual maturity in three years.