I need some one to explain something to me. In the comments about the HARBOR VIEW CAFE The thought about them serving "Canadian Walleye" was received with Positive thoughts as a good thing to see on the menu. Yet when we talk of "Imported Seafood" in terms of Crabs in Maryland, Fish in Florida, and Shrimp everywhere, we get a real solid "it's a BAD thing". Are we we profiling the source of our seafood???
There is no commercial walleye fishery in Wisconsin (probably in the entire US). Thus, you'd have to catch your own, or have a good friend. That said, regardless of which side of the border it comes from, walleye is some of the best eatin' you'll ever have.
There is only one commercial walleye fishery in the USA that I know of and that is the Red Lake Nations Foods in Minnesota. http://www.redlakenationfoods.com/index.html
The main fishing goal in Minnesota and somewhat in Wisconsin is walleye
. Since Minnesota leads the nation in per capita boats and fishing licenses they have a legitimate claim to to most of the population having eaten non-imported walleye probably more so than say Hoosiers eating southern farm raised catfish instead of home caught.
I've had local fresh caught walleye (but rarely) in restaurants in Minnesota. It is very much a regional staple in restaurants where walleye is on the menu more than naught in Minnesota if fish is on the menu. No other state, including Wisconsin, can make that claim. Wisconsin is more apt to substitute perch and white fish over walleye in many instances. Most of the supply of walleye comes from the Canadian province of Manitoba adjacent to Minnesota.