More than 460K walleye fingerlings stocked in Michigan’s U.P.
LANSING, Mich. — More than 460,000 walleye fingerlings have been stocked in a bay in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.
The Michigan DNR says nearly 330,000 fingerlings were placed in early July in northern Little Bay de Noc near the mouth of the Whitefish River. Another 135,000 were stocked near Gladstone, Kipling and the lower Escanaba River.
Eggs taken earlier this year from adult walleye in the bay were transferred to fish hatcheries. After hatching, the larval walleye were moved to ponds operated by the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians and the Bay de Noc Great Lakes Sport Fishermen.
DNR Northern Lake Michigan unit manager Darren Kramer says working with the two partners on rearing and stocking efforts is valuable to the walleye management program in the Upper Peninsula.