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

Examples of sauger in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In addition all waters in six southeastern counties (Kenosha, Racine, Sheboygan, Walworth, Washington, Waukesha) and two east-central counties (Shawano and Waupaca), as well as many other individual waters elsewhere in the state, have three walleye/sauger daily limits. Paul A. Smith, Journal Sentinel, 23 Jan. 2023 On the Rainy River, anglers are catching a mixed bag of walleye, sauger, smallmouth bass, northern pike and sturgeon. Joel Rippel, Star Tribune, 29 July 2021 And more recently the the Winnebago system adopted a three walleye/sauger daily bag limit. Paul A. Smith, Journal Sentinel, 23 Jan. 2023 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

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Word History


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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 23 Apr. 2024.

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