A total of 59,002 large fingerling, 1,156 yearling, 8,497 fingerling, and 75,983 small fingerling walleye were stocked into the Pickerel/Crane Lakes Chain through the fall of 2017.
12,291 large fingerlings by the Lake District
1,156 yearlings by the Lake District
15,624 large fingerlings by the DNR
75,983 small fingerlings by Sokaogon Chippewa Community
6,608 large fingerlings by the Lake District
8,497 fingerlings by the Lake District
21,898 large fingerlings by the DNR
2,581 large fingerlings split by Lake District and Sokaogon Chippewa Community
Fish shocking was conducted prior to the stocking of the fingerlings from Mole Lake.
Water clarity was green and cloudy, but one small walleye, 5.3” long, was discovered. The reef works!!
Now we can only hope from natural reproduction during spring of 2020.
Staking GPS Coordinates
Government back in business-Volunteers and DNR stake out reef according to transect measurements taken back in June
Recruited community volunteers and Flannery to remove snow with skid steers and keep reef free of slush and snow
Send out notice to all volunteers and committee members 2 weeks before official start of project (projected to be the week of March 4th)
Reef construction began on Monday, March 4 and was completed by Thursday, March 7th
Any last-minute clean-up of the work area
DNR and volunteers take measurements on 12 different transect point 75 feet apart along the shoreline and out to feet’ of water
Bid notices sent out to contractors
Flannery selected as gravel supplier
Site visit with Mike Preul and Flannery to discuss logistics of the project
Government shutdown-everything on hold including grant money