Walleye Technical Committee

Sander Award Information
Are you a student conducting research of interest to the WTC?  If so, consider applying for a Sander Award.  Info is available HERE.


The Walleye Technical Committee traditionally meets twice during the year. An informal summer meeting is usually held during the third week of July. Exchange of technical information and special project discussions occur at this meeting. A shorter, but more formal business winter meeting is held in conjunction with the annual Midwest Fish & Wildlife Conference in which chapter representatives give their state and provincial reports.


Summer 2017 Meeting – Announcement and Call for Papers

Next joint meeting of WTC with ETC and CTC will be 18 – 20 July, at McQuoid’s Inn on beautiful Mille Lacs Lake.  Click HERE for announcement.  Tentative agenda is HERE.

2017 Winter Business Meeting, February 5, 2017

Lincoln, NE
Radison Cornhusker Hotel
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Steve Gilbert, WTC representative for Wisconsin, gave an oral report to the business meeting.

Cory Kovacs chaired the Esocid Technical Committee portion of the joint business meeting
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21 people attended the joint winter business meeting of the CTC, ETC, and WTC

Jeff Koch (right), Chair WTC, presented Andrew P. Bade a $100 check for the Sander Travel Award.
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Joseph Conroy, AFS Ohio Chapter representative, presented the AFS Ohio Chapter’s matching grant of $100 to the WTC Sander Award, to student member Andrew P. Bade.

Jonathan Meerbeek, ETC member, presented an AFS plaque of appreciation to ETC Past-Chair Cory Kovacs
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WTC Chair Jeff Koch presented an AFS plaque of appreciation to WTC Past-Chair John Bruner

Andrew P. Bade, M.Sc. student at The Ohio State University in front of his poster entitled, “Use of Lake Erie’s Ohio reef complex by walleye (Sander vitreus) during the spring spawning season”, his poster’s co-authors were Tom Binder, Christopher Vandergoot, and Matt Faust.

 Committee Mission Statement
The purpose of the Walleye Technical Committee of the North Central Division of the American Fisheries Society is to promote the research and development of functional management strategies leading to the wise use of native and introduced stocks of walleye, sauger and their hybrids, to improve culture techniques, and to facilitate the dissemination of pertinent data and technology to both the scientific and user communities.

Chair: Jeff Koch
Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks, and Tourism
1830 Merchant
Emporia, KS  66801
(620) 459-6922

Immediate Past-ChairJohn Bruner

Department of Biological Sciences
University of Alberta
Edmonton, Alberta
T6G 2E9 Canada
(780) 492-5408

Chair Elect:  Dale Logsdon

Fisheries Research Biologist
Minnesota Dept. of Natural Resources
50317 Fish Hatchery Road
Waterville, MN 56096
(507) 362-4223 ext. 228

SecretaryHilary Meyer
Fisheries Biologist
SD Game, Fish and Parks
Ft. Pierre District Office
20641 SD Hwy 1806
Ft. Pierre, SD 57532

Click HERE to view the new WTC Operations Manual.  This document is intended to serve as a guide for the Walleye Technical Committee (WTC) chair and chair elect. Its purpose is to assist them in their duties to the North Central Division (NCD) and to other members of the WTC. Further, it serves to ensure that the chair and chair-elect are aware of various responsibilities and deadlines. Additionally, it is intended to help with logistical arrangements for meetings.

Joining the NCD-Walleye Technical Committee

Membership to the NCD-Walleye Technical Committee is open to any and all who are working with walleye culture and managment.  To join the NCD-Walleye Technical Committee email distribution list please contact Hilary Meyer.


Meeting Minutes

                    Supplemental Reports from Business Meeting:
                    Program and Abstracts July 26 – 28 2016 HERE
                    DeFour et al., 2016
                    Brendon, T.O. et al. 2015. NAJFM 35:3, 567-577
                    Fraker et al., 2015. JGLR (2015)
WTC files January 2016:
                     ALBTA. Walleye FSI external content MGS Dec 2015
                     IDAHO LPO FWIN
                     IDAHO MGT2013 Region 6 Uppersnake Annual Report
                     Michigan-1-OTC study summary- 2014
                     Montana-Walleye Waters_Tables_2014
                     Ontario 2014 Management
                     Zorn 2015- Walleye OTC- NAJA

2015 Winter Business Meeting
2015 Summer Business Meeting
2014 Summer Business Meeting
2013 Summer Business Meeting
2012 Winter Business Meeting
2012 Summer Business Meeting
2011 Winter Business Meeting
2011 Summer Meeting
2010 Winter Business Meeting
2010 Summer Meeting
2009 Winter Business Meeting
2009 Summer Meeting
2008 Winter Business Meeting
2008 Summer Meeting
2007 Winter Business Meeting
2007 Summer Meeting
2006 Winter Business Meeting
2005 Winter Business Meeting
2005 Summer Meeting
2004 Winter Business Meeting
2004 Summer Meeting
2003 Winter Business Meeting
2003 Summer Meeting

History and Past Chairs of the Walleye Technical Committee(pdf)



State/Provincial Grey Literature
Michigan (pdf)
North Dakota Game and Fish Department (pdf)


Biology, Management, and Culture of Walleye and Sauger

$79.00 for hardcover or pdf



Bruce A. Barton, editor 2011. Biology, Management, and Culture of Walleye and Sauger 600 pages, index Published by the American Fisheries Society, June 2011 ISBN: 978-1-934874-22-6


This new compendium serves as a single comprehensive source of information on the biology, ecology, management, and culture of walleye and sauger in North America.

Early chapters cover Sander systematics, including osteological evidence and molecular and population genetics and recent advancements in stock identification. Extensive information is documented on habitat requirements for various life history stages and how these stages can be influenced by environmental perturbations. Other chapters describe environmental biology and feeding energetics and provide details on walleye and sauger life histories, walleye population and community dynamics in lakes that reflect the influence of lake size, fishing methods, and various management techniques using case histories, and exploitation from recreational, commercial, aboriginal, and mixed fisheries. Harvest regulations, sampling procedures, and their effectiveness are also reviewed and evaluated. Final chapters review and analyze stocking procedures, marking techniques, ecological effects of stocking, and the state of the art of walleye and hybrid walleye culture.

This reference work will be used by fishery scientists, biologists, managers, culturists, students, and interested public such as anglers and conservationists.

Contact Brian Borkholder with Walleye Technical Committee website comments