Walleye Statues

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Muskie and Walleye
Isle, MN
These Muskie and Walleye statues are located at Johnson's Portside Bait & Liquor. They have been there since at least 2007. [map]

Captain Wylie
Port Clinton, OH
Captain Wylie is a 20-foot-long fiberglass walleye. He is paraded around during the annual Walleye Festival. Port Clinton proclaims itself to be the Walleye Capital of the World. These photos are from 2005. The statue is now normally parked at the Arlington Inn. For more, see this website. [map]

Beaver House
Grand Marais, MN
The Beaver House bait and tackle shop features a walleye and a relief with beavers. The store opened here in 1964. The walleye was installed in the early 1990s. These photos are from 2011. The store closed in 2012 and reopened in 2016. [map]

Rush City, MN
This Walleye is also installed at a gas station. He is about 14 feet long and made of fiberglass. This fish has been here since the late 1990s. A sign next to the fish indicates that it was caught by Paul Bunyan. By 2023, the statue was repainted in brighter colors. [map]

Willie Walleye
Baudette, MN
Willie Walleye is 40 feet long and was built from steel and plaster. The statue was installed in Bay Park in 1959. These photos are from 2011. In 2018, the statue was replaced with a nearly identical fiberglass version. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, and 3. [map]

Shell Lake, WI
This Walleye has two tails in order to present the same leaping action to traffic coming from both directions. The statue has been here since at least 2006. [map]

Lake Kabetogama, MN
This Walleye is 14 feet long and has a saddle on its back for photo-ops. This statue is a replica of the one built in 1949. The original concrete walleye was built by Duane Beyers. For more, see this website. [map]

Devils Lake, ND
This Walleye was installed at the Ackerman Acres Resort by 2015. [map]

Garrison, ND
This Walleye was installed in 1980 and is known as Wally the Walleye. He was originally called Willie but became Wally in 1983 when the city realized that there was already a Willie in Baudette, MN (see above). The statue is 26 feet long. It was restored in 2007. This city claims to be the Walleye Capital of the World just like the other Garrison in Minnesota (see below). For more, see this website. [map]

Garrison, MN


This Walleye was built in 1965 when Garrison declared itself the "Walleye Capital of the World." It is 26 feet long. The fiberglass statue was originally intended to be portable and used to accompany Miss Garrison in the annual parade. It is now installed on a cement base. Around 2008, the statue was painted a copper color. [map]

Battle Lake, MN
Isle, MN
This Walleye in Battle Lake is located at the Otter Tail Beach Resort. [map]

This Walleye in Isle is installed in front the First National Bank of Milaca. For more, see this website. [map]

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Port Clinton, OH
Opasatika, ON

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