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A North American freshwater food and game fish (Sander canadensis), resembling the walleye but having a slender body and a spotted dorsal fin.

[Origin unknown.]
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(Animals) a small North American pikeperch, Stizostedion canadense, with a spotted dorsal fin: valued as a food and game fish
[C19: of unknown origin]
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(ˈsɔ gər)

a freshwater, North American pikeperch, Stizostedion canadense.
[1880–85, Amer.; orig. uncertain]
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Four years ago they put in our first sauger thinking they would spawn on their own.
Walleye and sauger are also raised here, with all three species stocked into a variety of waters throughout the state.
There are also great fishing opportunities for bass, crappie, catfish, and sauger.
The biggest value catch is pickerel (walleye) with sauger, northern pike and whitefish all taken but lower in commercial value.
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Furthermore, these results can help direct the management and conservation of valued endangered and game species in the lower Yellowstone River by providing fisheries managers with a better understanding of the distributions and abundances of prey species for valued species such as pallid sturgeon and sauger Sander canadensis.
Presentations at an elastomeric components session will include: "Lifetime prediction methodology for variable service temperature profiles in bonded flexible hoses," Jo Wiggers, Dunlop Oil & Marine; "Effect of rapid gas decompression on elastomer materials in extreme conditions," Emmanuel Sauger, CETIM; and "Sealing and wear of polymeric components for O&G applications: Challenging choices," Alexei Melnikov, CDI Energy Products.
"It was a great trip, and we brought back our limit of walleye and sauger.
5: Walleye, sauger, saugeye, muskie, bass, bluegills, bullheads, catfish and crappie start spring feeding.
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Last month, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) released a draft conservation management plan that is aimed at reestablishing the sauger in New York's waterways.