sau·​ger ˈsȯ-gər How to pronounce sauger (audio)
: a pike perch (Stizostedion canadense) of Canada and the U.S. similar to the walleye but smaller

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Snowplows pushed ice roads to remarkable new distances last year on Lake of the Woods, accommodating what some observers see as an alarming demand for winter walleye and sauger fishing. Tony Kennedy, Star Tribune, 31 July 2021 Anglers are finding good numbers of sauger and walleye. Star Tribune, 10 June 2021 Lake Pepin and the rest of Pool 4 along the Mississippi has long been a popular fishing destination, but fisheries biologists for the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources have been talking about a surge in perch, walleye and sauger populations. Tony Kennedy, Star Tribune, 15 May 2021 Besides a noticeable abundance of walleye, sauger, perch, smallmouth bass and northern pike, anglers benefited from the return of normal water levels and fair weather. Tony Kennedy, Star Tribune, 4 Feb. 2021 Anglers are finding walleyes and sauger and are also finding panfish in the shallows. Star Tribune, 13 Aug. 2020 Native fish included sauger, shovelnose sturgeon, and channel catfish. Christine Peterson, Outdoor Life, 13 Apr. 2020 The minimum size limits for walleyes (15 inches) and saugers (no minimum) are unchanged. Paul A. Smith, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 28 Mar. 2020 But variety doesn’t necessarily have to mean targeting perch instead of crappies, or sauger instead of walleyes. Dr. Jason Halfen, Outdoor Life, 2 Jan. 2020 See More

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Word History


origin unknown

First Known Use

1882, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of sauger was in 1882

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“Sauger.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Dec. 2022.

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