WALLEYE MOUNTS BY NEW WAVE TAXIDERMY
Walleye mounts are one of the more sought fish mounts, we should know as we’ve been handcrafting them for more than 40 years. These fish look incredible hung on the wall and always have a story attached.
Walleye are named for their strangely pearlescent-looking eyes. This effect is caused by a reflective layer of pigment that helps them to see in low light.
Also known as yellow pike or yellow pickerel, walleye are cold-water fish native to the Northern United States and most of Canada. They can be a challenging fish to catch but that’s part of the allure of walleye fishing.
Like all of our fish mounts, every walleye mount is unique. All of our fish are custom painted in great detail based on your pictures and specifications.
At New Wave Taxidermy, we don’t make the ‘cheapest’ fish mount, nor do we bring cross-eyed fish from overseas so we can turn them around in a month. What we do is make the very best fiberglass replica fish mount money can buy.
New Wave Taxidermy makes fish mounts that you will cherish for a lifetime. All of our mounts are museum-quality fiberglass replicas of the fish that you caught. Call or use the form below for a free quote!
Walleye are what is known as ‘potamodromous’ fish, meaning they are migratory in freshwater only. They prefer the deeper, quieter waters of rivers, lakes, and reservoirs and are for the most part nocturnal.
What they eat depends on what’s available at the time, though the menu mostly consists of small fish and insects. This means they are caught with a plethora of different lures and techniques throughout the year.
Walleye are a farmed species, though most are raised to stock lakes and ponds. All-in-all these fish are fun to catch, tasty to eat, and look incredible mounted on the wall. Send us a photo, get a free quote, and let’s get that trophy on the wall!
Interesting Facts About Walleye
- The semi-disputed largest walleye caught weighed 25 pounds and measured 41 inches in length. Most anglers see any walleye over 10lbs as being a trophy.
- The walleye is the state fish of Minnesota, South Dakota, and Vermont. It’s also the ‘unofficial state fish’ of Ohio.
- The oldest known was 29 years of age, though most don’t live past the age of six or so.
- They are most comfortable at depths between 20 and 60 feet.
- Even though a female can lay up to 600,000 eggs per year, walleye are still grown and restocked in reservoirs and lakes.
- The best time of year to catch early summer when their favorite prey, perch, are spawning. They can be caught year-round, however, and are even a favorite target for ice fishermen.
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