Wisconsin DNR sampling day shows strong walleye presence in Lake Superior

By on August 2, 2013
Walleye (Credit: Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, via Flickr)

Walleye (Credit: Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, via Flickr)

Walleye made a strong showing during a sampling day conducted by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources in the states Lake Superior waters, according to a Duluth News Tribune article.

During one day of sampling with gill nets DNR biologists and helpers caught 407 walleyes.  The fish caught were also of a wide size distribution.

The crew spent ten days total netting fish in the lake.

During sampling, the team also caught lake trout, burbot, suckers, herring, whitefish and sturgeon.  The largest walleye they caught was 29 inches and was released live back into the lake.

Click here to see a photo slide show of a sampling day.

Image: Walleye (Credit: Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, via Flickr)

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