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Patrick Durkin column: Clean Water Act, DNR to thank for abundance of walleyes in Fox River

6:44 PM, Apr. 13, 2013
Tom Brodhagen and his golden retriever Shaymus catch and unhook walleyes on the Fox River below the De Pere dam.
Tom Brodhagen and his golden retriever Shaymus catch and unhook walleyes on the Fox River below the De Pere dam.
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When fighting 8-pound walleyes in the Fox River's spring currents, you just don't think to thank the federal Clean Water Act and Department of Natural Resources for your fun.

Maybe that comes later.

In the moment, you focus on back-reeling, keeping a tight line and hoping the golden retriever steps off the landing net before your fish tires alongside the boat. ...

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