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Sauger
The sauger is among Arkansas' most neglected sportfish, perhaps because the best fishing for thisspecies is from December through February when few people are fishing. Saugers resemble walleyes but seldom exceed 1-1/2 pounds. They have round black spots on the spiny dorsal fin and distinct, dark saddles on both sides of the body, both of which are lacking in walleyes. The best sauger fishing isaround rock dikes and riprapped banks below dams on the Arkansas River. Lakes Dardanelle and Ozark on the Arkansas River are two of the best hotspots, but saugers also inhibit the Black, lower White, Current, Eleven Point, Little Red, Spring and Strawberry rivers. Small jigs, live minnows andjig/minnow combinations are among the best baits.

Sauger