The Sauger is sometimes referred to as a "sand pike," and is a relative of the Walleye. In fact, it is often mistaken for the Walleye, but a sure way to differentiate the Sauger from the Walleye is by looking at the dorsal fin. The sauger has spots, whereas the walleye does not.
Saugers are most likely to be found in large rivers with deep pools. As with many species, dams and diversionary techniques have impinged upon sauger's breeding grounds.
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