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University of Wisconsin study shows walleyes struggle with changes to spring thaw

Now, due to changing climates, walleyes have been “unable to keep up with increasingly early and more variable ice-off dates." (Stock photo courtesy of DAIWA)

Walleyes, one of the most sought-after species in freshwater sport fishing in the Midwest, are also struggling to survive in the warming waters of the Midwestern United States and Canada.
According to a new study published Feb. 26 in the journal Limnology and Oceanography Letters, part of the problem is that walleyes are creatures of habit, and the seasons – especially winter – are changing quickly enough to prevent walleyes from keeping up.

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