3 Bluegill 1/2 as deep as long under 1” thick blue color on lower portion of both the jaw and operculumColor is NOT a good way to identifyDark round spot on the rear dorsal fin5-9 dark vertical bands running down their sides.
9 CrappieBoth Black and White (black = 7-8 dorsal spines, white = 6 dorsal spines.)Mottled MarkingsColor is not a good identification indicatorVery thin, perhaps the thinnest of all sunfish8-10 inches is common
11 Yellow Perch Golden Yellow Coloration on their sides. (may vary) 6-8 dark vertical bands along their sideshave two dorsal fins, membrane between the two is blackcaudal fin is slightly rounded and forked3.5 times as long as deepunlike walleyes, they do not have canines
21 Walleye Canines along the lower jaw irregularly-shaped vertical blotches along sidesUpper half of body has mottled vertical stripesDark blotch on back of anterior dorsal fin, no spots on dorsal finSilvery, opaque marble eyes that glow in the darkWhite tip on lower edge of caudal fin
25 Northern PikeHard-muscled, tube-shaped fish with elongated body and a flat, duckbill snoutlight, bean-shaped markings that run the length of the body in horizontal rowsTiger-striped finsRounded caudal, pelvic and pectoral finsScales cover the cheek and upper half of the operculum5-7 pores on each side of lower jaw
27 MuskellungeHard-muscled, tube-shaped fish with elongated body and a flat, duckbill snoutvertical stripes along each side of the fishTiger-striped finsPointed caudal, pelvic and pectoral finsNo scales on the cheek and upper half of the operculum6-9 pores on each side of lower jaw
29 Brook Trout Has an elongated and compressed body squared-tail wormlike markings on back and headred spots along the side of their bodies with blue halos.Lower fins have a white leading edge, followed by a black border
35 Lake TroutSilvery color with irregular wormlike markings on back and dorsal finLight spots in body and taildeeply forked tail with spots on edge leading to the body10-11 rays in their anal fininside of mouth is white
39 Coho SalmonSmall black spots on backs, sides above the lateral line, base of dorsal fin, and upper half of caudal fin.Inside of mouth is grey or black, with teeth set in white gumsSlightly forked tail12-15 anal rays
45 Pink (Humpy) Salmon Mouth is white with a black gum line. In marine areas, almost no teethLarge oval spots on both lobes of tailLarge black spots on backPointed lower jawNo silver on tailVery small scales
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