Walleye

Shallow-water walleyes – video

Most anglers don’t put the words walleyes and shallow together in the same sentence. But the reality is that, for a good portion of the year, big schools of walleyes can be found in some really shallow water.

Time to rethink walleye management efforts?

According to a researcher at the University of Wisconsin Madison and liaison with the Wisconsin DNR, anglers will have a hard time catching these fish later this century. Here's why.

Virtual walleye effort pushes on

Wisconsin DNR will host a regional virtual public meeting – for St. Croix, Pierce, Dunn, Chippewa, Eau Claire and Clark counties – to discuss updating the Wisconsin Walleye Management Plan.

What's driving the Wisconsin walleye decline?

Researchers know Wisconsin lakes aren't too warm for walleye, a cool-water fish, to survive. They suspect it's a recruitment (surviving to maturity) issue that has more to do with food sources and what species has the competitive edge.

Walleye size limit change on the Manitowish chain to be discussed

The current regulations allow one fish over 14 inches and two fish under 14 inches to be harvested. WFT would like to see that changed to a harvest limit of three fish daily between 15 and 20 inches and no fish between 20 to 24 inches. The change would also allow one of three harvested fish to be longer than 24 inches.

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