To our Walleye stocking donors,
Seasons Greetings and many wishes for a Happy New Year ,
PCLIA is happy to announce that our 2010 Walleye Fingerling Stocking took place on December 21st. We encountered several delays including bad weather and re-scheduling on part of our contracted fish stocking agency.
We were able to add nearly 400 pounds of walleye fingerlings to our lakes. These walleye fingerlings are predominately in the 6 to 8 inch range. They will grow about 2 inches the first year, and an additional 4-5 inches the following year. Generally, stocking survival rates for walleye are between 50 to 70%.
I want to thank each of you for your generosity, in providing a great fishing resource for our generation, and for those of our children. On a related note, we’ve had recent reports of lake residents catching 14 and 15 inch walleye, which indicate our last stocking (in 2008) was a success. We hope to continue these efforts in 2012, and we would appreciate your continued generosity in the next stocking effort.
For those of you who were not able to be present for the stocking, I have attached several photos.
— Jeff S.
The photos show the progression from:
A) Preparing an entry hole on the lake
B) Transferring the walleye fingerlings from the stock tank
C) Delivering the walleye fingerlings into the lake
D) An example of the walleye fingerling sizes