Storytelling Series: Meet the Walleye

Welcome to the next edition of my storytelling series introducing you to the creatures in my stationery field guide collections. Today, I’m featuring the Walleye.

Walleye Fish

Walleyes are mostly olive green and gold in color, and have a distinctive white tip on the lower part of its tail fin. Of course, I had to make my illustration prettier than you might see in real life.


They can be found throughout Canada and the U.S., preferring clear water, staying in the deeper water during the day and shallows at night. They use large, glassy, reflective eyes to hunt at dawn and dusk. Walleye can grow up to 3 to 5 feet long. My brother loves to catch Walleye on his fishing adventures.

Fish notebooks

My Walleye fish illustration can be found on notecards, the month of November on my calendars, notebooks and notepads, gift wrap (coming soon), and more.

Walleye calendar page

Stay tuned for more stories from my field guides to butterflies and leaves.


Thanks for stopping by.



  • This is a great idea for a series of posts. There is a local restaurant in Big Sky that makes the best walleye pike. I’m getting hungry just thinking about it.

  • I used to fish for walleye. I remember one time, I was fishing with my dad. I wasn’t holding my pole tight. Suddenly, a walleye came up and grabbed the hook, pulled hard, and pulled the pole right out of my hand. Off it went, into the lake. Somewhere in that lake is a walleye with a fishing pole dragging behind him. I held onto my fishing pole better after that. LOL

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