Walleye is a freshwater perciform fish native the Northern United States and most of Canada. It is also commonly referred to as colored pike, pickeral (especially in Canada), yellow pike, or walleyed pike.
It gets it common name of "walleye" from the fact its eyes point outward, as if it were looking at the walls. Their eye's orientation gives fisherman an advantage in the dark due to certain eyeshine given off
by the walleye in the dark, similiar to other night dwelling animals. It also allows them to see well in stained, rough, or breaking waters, thus providing an advantage over their prey, and also allows them to
populate the deeper regions.