The Walleye (Sander vitreus vitreus, formerly
Stizostedion vitreum vitreum) is a freshwater perciform fish native
to most of Canada and to the northern United States. It is a North
American close relative of the European pikeperch. The walleye is
sometimes also called the yellow walleye to distinguish it from the
extinct blue walleye.
In some parts of its range, the walleye is also
known as the walleyed pike, yellow pike or pickerel (esp. in
English-speaking Canada), although the fish is related neither to
the pikes nor to the pickerels, both of which are members of the
Genetically, walleyes show a fair amount of
variation across watersheds. In general, fish within a watershed
are quite similar and are genetically distinct from those of nearby
watersheds. The species has been artificially propagated for over a
century and has been planted on top of existing populations or
introduced into waters naturally devoid of the species, sometimes
reducing the overall genetic distinctiveness of populations.
Busse Lake is located S. of Higgins Rd. between
Interstate 290 (Rt. 53) and Arlington Heights Rd. Total area 590
acres. Depths to 14 feet. Three separate bodies of water: North
Pool (25 acres); South Pool (146 acres); Main Pool (419 acres).
Sailboats, canoes, and rowboats are permitted on the Main Lake and
on the South Pool. Wheelchair ramps from parking lots to the
fishing walls. Fishes stocked are: Largemouth bass, bluegill,
bullhead, northern pike, walleye, sunfishes, crappie and channel
catfish. Boat rental available. Bass size limit — 14 inches.
Walleye size limit — 18 inches.
Warning: If you are planning on hunting this
series with your own boat, please be sure that you do not
have a Gas Motor on your boat, Electric motors are
allowed. Also, certain inflatables are allowed, you
may want to check the restrictions on
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