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Cache and Release - Walleye Traditional Geocache

Hidden : 03/30/2008
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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 family Esocidae.

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 inflatables


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