The saugeye is a hybrid ﬁsh resulting from the interbreeding of walleye and sauger. It occurs naturally, although infrequently, where the two species mix together.
Most populations are produced in hatcheries and are usually stocked in locations where neither parent species has been able to maintain a population. In some literature, it is identiﬁed as Stizostedion vitreum x S. canadense, which refers to a cross between a female walleye and a male sauger. The meat of the saugeye is similar to that of its parents, making it excellent table fare.