By Associated Press - Wednesday, June 17, 2015

WILD ROSE, Wis. (AP) - Thousands of tiny walleye have a new temporary home at the Wild Rose Fish Hatchery.

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources says 75,000 fingerlings from a northern Wisconsin hatchery arrived in Wild Rose this week where they will be raised through the summer and released this fall for sport fishing. WLUK-TV ( ) says it’s part of a three-year, statewide program to develop the walleye population.

Wild Rose hatchery supervisor Steve Fajfer (FEYE’-fer) says that by the end of September, the walleye should be 7 to 8 inches long and have a much better chance of survival.

Some 60,000 walleye from Wild Rose will be stocked into nine lakes and flowages across northeastern Wisconsin this fall.


Information from: WLUK-TV,

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