The sauger is a relative of the walleye. It is often mistaken for a walleye. They can be distinguished from the walleye by the distinct spots on the dorsal fin, the lack of the white splotch on the caudal fin, by the rough skin over their gill and by their darker color (almost black) in some regions. The sauger is also smaller than the walleye. Typically, a sauger will range from 9-15 inches and are less than 1 pound. Sauger can be found throughout the year in Lake of the Woods but winter especially January through March they are caught the most.