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Walleye fingerlings to be planted

October 23, 2010
The Daily News

RAPID RIVER -Walleye Restoration, a group of concerned citizens, community, state, and tribal officials, fishery experts and accomplished anglers, will stock 6,850 advanced walleye fingerlings in Little Bay de Noc on Monday.

This is the third plant on the Bay this year, conducted in cooperation with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources and Environment.

The spring plant added approximately 44,000 two- to three-inch walleye fingerlings, which were donated by the Sault Tribe of Chippewa Indians. A second plant with an additional 84,000 walleye fingerlings was stocked in a cooperative rearing effort between DNRE Fisheries Division and Bay de Noc Great Lakes Sports Fishermen, Inc.

The October fish are advanced six- to eight-inch fingerlings, and should have a survival rate of nearly 100 percent, officials said.

The Walleye Restoration effort has raised nearly $13,000 to fund Monday's fish planting, including a $10,000 grant from the Hannahville Indian Community.

The planting will take place at the Rapid River public access site between 1:30 p.m. and 2 p.m. (Eastern time).

For more information, please contact the Delta County Commerce Center at (906) 786-2192.



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