The Walleye (Sander Vitreus)
Walleye are arguably the most sought-after freshwater fish for their delicious taste. They are strictly predatory in their feeding habits and do not feed on commercial pellets.
When stocking with other cool or warm water fish, they can help control the number of small fish which enhances their growth rate and helps produce good quality pan fish. They do well with yellow perch, bluegills, bass, and trout. The walleye freshwater fish seldom spawn in small ponds. Stocking is done in spring and fall when pond temps are cooler.
How To Buy Walleye
Smith Creek Fish Farm is centrally located in Western New York about an hour's drive from Buffalo and Rochester. The hatchery and retail pond supply outlet have seasonal hours for fish pickup and walk-in customers. Our expert fish packers will oxygen bag your live walleye fish for easy, safe, and stress-free transport.
We do suggest bringing coolers or totes to hold your bagged fish. Truck delivery of trout, game fish, and forage is available in the WNY area when orders meet our delivery minimums. We also safely ship, by UPS Next Day Air, many of our fish species including triploid grass carp and crayfish.
Unfortunately, we ONLY ship fish to New York addresses. All of our fish are 2022 NY DEC certified disease-free and have been for more than 10 years.