Vermont State Warm Water Fish


Photo of walleye fish from U.S. Army Corps of Engineers: Harry S. Truman Lake.

Official State Warm Water Fish of Vermont

Vermont designated walleye (Sander vitreous vitreous) as the official state warm-water fish in 1978 (brook trout was adopted as the state cold-water fish). All State Fish

Walleye Facts

Walleyes are most at home in large, clear, cool lakes. Their eyes are sensitive to light, so walleyes go to deep, dark waters during the day and move to shallow areas at night.



Walleye showing reflecting eye; photo © Brian Jorg / CritterZone Animal - Wildlife - Nature Stock Photography (all rights reserved; used with permission).