Minnesota DNR cites COVID-19 social distancing protocols in canceling 2020 egg-take operations for walleyes, other species. Categories: Fishing, Minnesota Videos, News, Walleye, Walleye Videos Tags: Fish, Fish stocking, Fishing, Minnesota DNR
Sauger from the first year of stocking are now reaching over 20 inches.
More than 1 million trout, salmon and walleye destined for state’s lakes, rivers and streams.
Over the course of a typical year, the DNR will stock roughly 26 million fish weighing nearly 350 tons, including eight species of trout and salmon and three coolwater strains of walleye and muskellunge.
If all goes well, biologists and technicians will release between 11 million and 12 million fish into the state’s lakes and rivers this year – a significant decline from the 20.9 million stocked in 2016 and light years from the 79.5 million fish stocked 15 years ago in 2002.