Walleye enthusiasts want the Montana Legislature to fully embrace the fish, but some find their proposal hard to swallow.
A bill up for a state Senate hearing this week calls on legislators to declare walleye, with big eyeballs and meat that is easily separated from bone, a native of Montana even though scientists widely say the fish was transplanted to the state.
It seems everyone wants to claim the walleye as "Their Fish," but the truth is, and we all know it... the walleye is a Minnesota native fish and no amount of dickering by other states,albeit senate, congress or whatever, won't change that fact.
Even eminent chartered accountants are known, in their capacity as fishermen, blissfully to ignore differences between seven and ten inches, half a pound and two pounds, three fish and a dozen fish. ~ William Sherwood Fox, Silken Lines and Silver Hooks, 1954