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Sauger in Alberta (Sander Canadensis)

Sauger

Sauger Identification

  1. large mouth with prominent canines
  2. rows of dark spots on its dorsal fin
  3. brassy body color with large dark blotches on its sides

Sauger Description

Sauger are found limited in a few rivers in Central/Southern Alberta. They are considered sensitive to being at-risk in the province, and are not a part of the Alberta stock program.

Quick Facts About Sauger

  • Zones: ES2 | PP1, PP2
  • Diet: other fish, leeches, crustaceans, insects
  • Habitat: silty slow-moving rivers, large lakes
  • Breeding: spring
  • Alberta Record: 6lb 2.6oz
  • Life Span: 8 years