It takes a walleye an average of 8 years to grow to 20 inches in Ontario.
It takes an average female walleye 4 – 6 years to reach maturity.
There is an average of 26,000 eggs per pound of female walleye.
An 18-inch walleye produces approximately 104,000 eggs. A healthy fully mature female can produce up to ½ million eggs.
Only a SMALL fraction of those eggs survive to grow into adult fish.
What does that mean?
The more mature walleyes removed from our waters SIGNIFICANTLY decreases the chance of continuing natural production and a health fishery.
If you have any questions please see management.