Walleye harvest restrictions may be extended for the Minocqua Chain of LakesSubmitted: 10/24/2019
Walleye harvest restrictions may be extended for the Minocqua Chain of Lakes
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MINOCQUA - A ban on harvesting walleye from the Minocqua Chain of Lakes may be extended.

The adult walleye population on the Minocqua Chain had experienced a substantial decline.

State and tribal fisheries biologists believe it's because of poor natural reproduction, and problems with how many young fish reach maturity.

A walleye rehabilitation plan for Minocqua Chain included five years of no walleye harvest.

That made walleye fishing catch and release only.

Now managers are recommending another year of no harvest, which would extend the rules until April of 2021.

Managers are currently seeking input on the plan.

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