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 (https://bit.ly/1Sohoc2 ) 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, https://www.fox11online.com
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