Walleye Initiative http://wxpr.org en State Ups Walleye Bag Limits In Northern Wisconsin http://wxpr.org/post/state-ups-walleye-bag-limits-northern-wisconsin <p>Bag limits will be increasing on 447 northern Wisconsin lakes as the Chippewa bands are nearing the end of their walleye and muskie harvest.</p><p>DNR Treaty Fisheries Coordinator Joe Hennessey...</p><p></p><blockquote><p><i><u>"....so these changes are being made in response to actual walleye harvest numbers accomplished by six bands of Wisconsin Chippewa...."</u></i></p></blockquote><p> </p><p>The six Chippewa bands harvested 27,433 walleye and 201 musky as of May 22. The average harvest of walleye since 2004 is 29,907.</p> Thu, 22 May 2014 22:07:03 +0000 Ken Krall 18724 at http://wxpr.org State Ups Walleye Bag Limits In Northern Wisconsin Tribal Fish Hatcheries Receive Walleye Grants http://wxpr.org/post/tribal-fish-hatcheries-receive-walleye-grants <p>Fish hatcheries in Mole Lake and Lac du Flambeau will be getting money from the DNR to raise larger walleye fingerlings. &nbsp;It's&nbsp;part of a round of grants to nine hatcheries statewide totaling $2 million.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p> Wed, 02 Apr 2014 21:01:41 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 16413 at http://wxpr.org Tribal Fish Hatcheries Receive Walleye Grants Anglers Still Can Determine Where Walleyes Will Go http://wxpr.org/post/anglers-still-can-determine-where-walleyes-will-go <p>Anglers are asked to go to the DNR website and fill out a form on what waters they should consider for stocking under the new "Wisconsin Walleye Initiative".</p><p> </p><p>The state has spent $8.2 million for infrastructure improvements and $1.3 million each year for annual operating costs to expand production at DNR state fish hatcheries. Production is projected to increase 60,000 to 120,000 large walleye fingerlings to well over 500,000 by 2016. The young walleye will be larger than previously in the hope of having more survivability to adulthood.</p> Sun, 19 Jan 2014 13:31:00 +0000 Ken Krall 13301 at http://wxpr.org Anglers Still Can Determine Where Walleyes Will Go On Short Notice, DNR Leaders Pleased With Walleye Initiative http://wxpr.org/post/short-notice-dnr-leaders-pleased-walleye-initiative <p>While the next several days outdoors are all about things white tail, the DNR recently said the first year of the Walleye Initiative has been a success.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">After the legislature came up with more funding to improve state fish hatcheries and programs earlier this year, the </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">DNR</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> announced the Wisconsin Walleye Initiative, aimed at stocking larger fingerlings in state waters.</span></p><p>The DNR's fisheries director Mike Staggs talks with Ken Krall:</p><p></p> Mon, 25 Nov 2013 21:00:00 +0000 Ken Krall 11068 at http://wxpr.org On Short Notice, DNR Leaders Pleased With Walleye Initiative Walleye Initiative Brings Input From Anglers http://wxpr.org/post/walleye-initiative-brings-input-anglers <p>A DNR Fisheries Manager says after a series of meetings on upgraded walleye stocking in Wisconsin waters, the public has reacted favorably.</p><p>Governor Walker announced in May the state would spend more than $12 million to upgrade facilities and grow walleye fingerlings to a larger size. The larger fish tend to have a higher survivability rate.</p><p>Steve Avelallemant outlines some of the feedback they've been hearing...</p><p><i><u> </u></i></p> Sun, 27 Oct 2013 22:04:00 +0000 Ken Krall 9826 at http://wxpr.org DNR Wants Your Thoughts on Walleye http://wxpr.org/post/dnr-wants-your-thoughts-walleye <p>The DNR is looking for public input on walleye stocking. &nbsp;State officials are holding a meeting in Rhinelander next week. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>It&rsquo;s one of a series of meetings where the DNR is hoping for feedback on its walleye management goals.&nbsp; Steve Hewett&nbsp;from the DNR&rsquo;s fisheries program says it&rsquo;s also a chance to talk with the public about which lakes are stocked and why.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 07 Oct 2013 09:00:00 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 8913 at http://wxpr.org DNR Wants Your Thoughts on Walleye First Larger Walleye Fingerlings Released in Lake Minocqua http://wxpr.org/post/first-larger-walleye-fingerlings-released-lake-minocqua <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The first stocking resulting from the state initiative to raise larger walleyes for </span>Northwoods<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> lakes began Thursday morning in Woodruff and </span>Minocqua<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p>DNR crews were cornering then netting out the 8 inch fish from a rearing pond at the Art Oehmcke Hatchery in Woodruff.</p> Thu, 19 Sep 2013 17:05:28 +0000 Ken Krall 8201 at http://wxpr.org First Larger Walleye Fingerlings Released in Lake Minocqua