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.


2017 Joint Meeting of WTC, ETC, and CTC, July 18-20, 2017

McQuoid’s Inn, Isle, MN

Tuesday, 18 July, Continuing Education Workshop “The Mille Lacs Fishery“.  Speakers included Don Pereira, Melissa Treml, Eric Jensen, Patrick Schmalz, Tom Jones, Tyler Ahrenstorff, and Gretchen Hansen.

Recent Articles from the Minneapolis Star Tribune of interest to attendees of the Workshop:

Mille Lacs Lake Walleye Closure Extended into August

The MNDNR is NOT the Enemy

Mille Lacs Facts or Anecdotes


Wednesday, 19 July, Joint Meeting of the CTC, ETC, and WTC.  Speakers included Jeff Koch, Doug Schultz, John Kubisiak, Jason Gostiaux, Chris Sullivan, Keith Koupal, Mark Ermer, Patrick Hanchin, Matt Schroeder, Dan Dembkowski, Gene Hatzenbeler, Michael Weber, Jonathan Meerbeek, Janice Kerns, Robert Sheffer, Jason DeBoer, Nick Rydell, Dale Logsdon, and Hilary Meyer


Thursday, 20 July, Business Meeting of the WTC.  Minutes HERE.  Jeff Koch (Chair) & Hilary Meyer (Sec / Treas).

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Hilary Meyer collecting Keith Koupal’s registration for the Tuesday workshop and joint meeting

Dale Logsdon, Chair Elect of the WTC, welcomes participants to the joint meeting and Mille Lacs Workshop.
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Don Pereira, MNDNR State Fisheries Chief, welcomed participants to the Tuesday Mille Lacs Workshop

Jeff Koch (R), Chair of WTC, moderates the joint meeting, and asks Doug Schultz (MNDNR) a question about stocking walleyes in MN’s large lakes.
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No one went hungry at the lunches, social BBQ, dinner, and breaks during the joint meeting.

Dan Dembkowski, Chair CTC, updates the attendees on walleye research activities in Wisconsin

Janice Kerns, Chair ETC, presented research on electrofishing catchability of juvenile muskie in Wisconsin lakes

 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