It’s that time of year again folks….time to net some Pewaukee slob females and strip some eggs and get the hatchery cranking again!!
The Walleye wagon will be on site by the last weekend in March 2015. Nets are already in our hands and ready to place in the water when the temperature gets a little warmer than 40 degrees. This will typically happen around the second weekend in April, so hang on to your shorts….
Here’s a little summary of last year so you can think about timing:
Date first nets were set: 4/18/2014
Number of nets set: 4
Date last net was pulled: 4/23/2014
Total net nights: 5
Date first eggs were placed in hatchery: 4/19/2014
Date last eggs were placed in hatchery: 4/23/2014
Total estimated eggs in hatchery: 845 o.z.
Date first fry were released: May 12th, 2014
Accumulated TU’s on the date of the first hatch: 321
Estimated hatch (success rate) : 95%
Date last fry were released: 5/13/2014
Estimated number of fry released: 3-4 Million
Accumulated TU’s date of last release: 354
Total days hatchery operation (first net set to last fry released): 26 days
Total number of fish caught: Males – 103 Females – 47
Total number of fish stripped: Males – 72 Females – 36
A job well done boys and girls….so the question becomes….can we match that this year?!
Get ready to roll them nets out….see you at the April 2nd meeting to discuss who’s on board!!!