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Wisconsin Walleye Initiative underway to improve walleye fishing

Bumper crop of small walleyes stocked; 400,000 bigger ones on target for fall stocking

8:28 AM, Aug. 21, 2013

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Good news for walleye anglers: state fish hatcheries have finished stocking the first of two waves of walleye to go out this year and the number of fish stocked far surpassed original estimates, state fisheries officials say.

Four state fish hatcheries equipped to grow "coolwater" fish such as walleye and musky sent more than 2.3 million walleye out the door earlier this summer, 560,000 fish more than originally expected.

These fish were 1 to 3 inches long when they were transferred into their new homes. They are the "small fingerlings" that DNR has traditionally stocked the most of because ...

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