Wednesday Win: Walleye

Photo courtesy Outdoor Nebraska.

This week’s Wednesday Win comes courtesy of the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies. Watch out, there’s math involved!

Wild, female walleye will typically lay their eggs in a rocky area during the night, secreting upwards of 300,00 eggs. Although females produce eggs in abundant numbers, less that five percent of their young successfully hatch. If only five percent of the 300,000 eggs survive, how many walleye does that leave?

Send your answers to or post a comment on the TRCP Blog by Friday to be entered to win.

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Christen Duxbury
Christen Duxbury joined the TRCP January 2010. Christen grew up with wilderness-loving parents who taught her to enjoy all the land can give, from the solitude of a mountain to the thrill of casting a fly. She came into her own as a land conservationist during her time at The Wilderness Society. Before signing on at the TRCP, she worked for an environmental campaign aimed at passing a comprehensive climate change bill in Congress. She spends most of her free time climbing rocks, paddling and enjoying the wilderness she works to protect.

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4 comments on “Wednesday Win: Walleye

  1. Veronica on said:

    Only 15,000 eggs will successfully hatch.

    • Christen Duxbury on said:

      Thanks Veronica! Your answer is correct. Please message us your address at and we will drop a TRCP hat in the mail for you.

  2. Missy Harper on said:


  3. Jay Helfrich on said:

    15,000 fry hatch.

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