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Author Topic: MDNR seeks walleye catch information in Southwestern and Southern lower Michigan  (Read 8315 times)

Offline wilsonmi

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The MDNR is seeking walleye catch information from Wabasis, Lincoln, Bills, Crystal (Montcalm County), Sessions, and Osterhaut Lakes. Fish length and any fin clip can help us determine age, growth rates and survival of these stocked fish. Sex of the fish is also helpful.  (click to enlarge poster below)  Along with fisheries surveys, angler catches are used in the decision making process for continued stocking.  When looking for a fin clip, one of the ventral fins will be completely or partially gone.  Sometimes a portion may remain and often looks deformed or curled.  Length and clip information from sub-legal fish from these lakes is also appreciated as long as they go back in the water 🙂.
Other lakes that we are interested in hearing catch reports from are Duck Lake (Calhoun), Portage Lake (Jackson), Long, Palmer and Sand Lakes (St. Joseph), Clear, Diamond and Big Fish lakes (Cass), Paw Paw lake (Van Buren), Selkirk Lake (Allegan) and Gun Lake.  Walleye stocked in these lakes may also have fin clips. Some of these lakes listed above have been stocked with spring fingerling walleye for many years prior to switching to fall fingerling plants.
Many of these lakes listed in the text and the poster also received fish in 2018 and/or 2019.
** Updated phone number for Sarah is 269-685-6853**
These reports won't go into the DNR's weekly fishing reports


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