Walleyes For Tomorrow Hatchery Update!
Another Lake Geneva Update with a huge hatch!
Lake Geneva Hatchery Update:
Green Lake Hatchery Update!
Greetings to All,
Green Lake has finished with egg harvesting on 4-30-16. With 7 WFT nets and 3 DNR nets in 8 NN Green Lake volunteers captured 323 total walleyes. 182 females of which 132 were workable fish to 141 males, each female averaged 77’091 eggs. We had 9 sub 15” and 20 recaptures, and we had 24 walleyes that exceeded the 26” mark and were released un-striped. The largest was 29” and the smallest was 13.5. Attached is a daily netting/hatchery log and hatching time-line calendar, we have a full hatchery at 79.5 quarts or 10’176’000 fertilized eggs!
The week of May 15th should be wild!
Shawano Lake Hatchery update: Thought I would write you an update this time. Wednesday we started to see the first fry start to hatch late in the day. On Thursday the pace started picking up to the point that we released 480,000 fry today from the Wed. and Thursday hatch. Friday started more of a heavy hatch around mid afternoon in 5 jars. To the point that we started up a third holding tank for the Friday hatch. Today we are filling three holding tanks again with heavy hatch in nine jars. 2 of the jars are all but empty. We have 6 jars that we are first seeing a few scout swimmers in. Water temps are getting down to around 44 the last two nights so the hatch really slows down after . I'm hoping for that tonight also as tonight I'm on filter watch. Since . today it is every half hour that we need to clean filters in the three tanks we are filling now. Tomorrow we will be marking and releasing over one million fry. Total estimate hatch for this year will be well over 5 million again.