Fish Sticks Projects

Another article by the WDNR regarding the fish sticks project:

Wood In the Water WDNR article

FISH STICKS 2015 – what’s it look like down there???

Here you go – I grabbed some underwater photos of the Fish Sticks project on March 11th, 2015 under the ice. I probably scared the fish away drilling holes as I didn’t have time to drill and come back. But photos were a success and it really looks good down there. The crew should be proud of their hard work. Here are the photo’s:

 

Fish sticks 2015 A

Walks Island fish sticks underwater photo March 11th, 2015

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

Fish sticks 2015 E

Fish sticks underwater photo March 11th, 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fish sticks 2015 F

Fish sticks underwater March 11th, 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fish sticks 2015 C

Fish sticks underwat March 11th, 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fish sticks 2015 B

Fish sticks underwater March 11th, 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fish sticks 2015 D

Fish sticks underwater March 11th, 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I’ll get back there in Spring when the water warms up and we have a calm clear day….then we’ll see what critters have called this place home!!

 

The Pewaukee Chapter of Walleyes for Tomorrow knocks out the first fish sticks project in SE Wisconsin. The “Woody Structures” provide critical habitat for all species of life in the food chain of a lakes ecosystem. The bottom of the logs can hold thousands of invertebrates feeding on the wood. The small fish feed on the invertebrates and the larger fish on the smaller fish. The wood provides shore protection and habitat above the water for insects, turtles, wood ducks, and birds as well.

Staking our site

Staking out our “Job Site Headquarters” for the big fish sticks project March 12th, 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Morning fish sticks crew

The Crew shows up in full force on a cold winter day

 

Dragging trees to the site

Dragging trees to the site

 

Fish sticks crew moving first trees in

Winching trees to the shore and into place

 

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First round of trees set into place

 

 

Jayden with load of rocks

Jayden Schmitz getting rocks to the site and ready for drilling


 

 

 

 

 

Tieing on the rocks and burlap

Mike and Greg Koepp drilling and cabeling the rock necklace on the trees

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rock cable and saddle bags

Rock cable and saddle bags

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rock and cable anchor

Rock necklace to anchor trees underwater

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rock burlap saddle bags

Rock in burlap “saddle bags” to hold trees down until burlap rots and trees become waterlogged

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fish sticks final rock placement March 12, 2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information on the latest Pewaukee Fish Sticks Project see the JS Online article below.

JS Online Fish Sticks project WFT Pewaukee Chapter

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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