2. CO: Biologists collect 132.3 million walleye eggs…
…from 1,813 female walleye at Lake Pueblo State Park and Cherry Creek State Park from Mar 14-30.
> The eggs will be fertilized in a boathouse at Lake Pueblo and on a floating barge at Cherry Creek Reservoir. The fertilized eggs will then be sent to CPW hatcheries at Pueblo and Wray where they are hatched and nurtured until they are ready to be stocked in waters across CO.
> …hatchery staff also trade them to other states in exchange for desirable gamefish otherwise unavailable in CO.
3. SD: Next NWT stop = Missouri River, Chamberlain, Apr 28-29.
4. MN: Mille Lacs walleye bite has been SO good…
…the last few years because of “a lack of food in the lake. Fish just bite better when they’re hungry.” Apparently “due to a drop in the lake’s perch population, the primary food source for walleyes.” According to this write-up chatting with a DNR fisheries manager.
I’ll be curious to see how things shake out this season, ‘cuz I have NEVER seen as many perch in the system as I did this fall and winter….
5. SD: GFP hopes to collect 95 mil walleye eggs.
Met last year’s goal of 200 mil eggs. They track the walleye spawn based on two factors:
> “…water temperature and photoperiod. Ideal water temperatures are 44-50. Photoperiod is the amount of daylight in a day. As the days get longer, the walleyes move from deep water to shallow water in preparation to spawn.”
6. VA: Staunton River walleye are thriving.
I haven’t seen any #s posted anywhere, but “thriving” is usually pretty good!
7. This might just become your new favorite glide bait box.
For Jigging Raps, Shiver Minnows, Tikka Minos, or even jigging spoons for ice fishing…you name it. Called the Lakewood Lure Vault and comes in 3 different sizes: