Walleye are the largest of the perch family and can grow up to 31 inches in length. Walleyes have excellent visual acuity at lower levels of light, because of this they tend to feed more at dawn and dusk as well as during overcast or choppy days when the light's penetration into the water is disrupted. For their habitat Walleye seek areas where the bottom is gravelly as well as rocky points.
The Northern Pike can grow to an excess of 45 inches in length and can weigh up to 20 pounds. Northern Pike are commonly found in slow streams and shallow weedy areas in lakes as well as cold rocky areas. The Northern Pike is an extremely aggressive ambush oriented predator. Whereas a Walleye may seem to play with your lure before taking the bait a Northern Pike will hit fast and hard. Lake St. Joseph produces many trophy sized Northern Pike ranging anywhere between 40 and 50 inches in length or more.