DNR successfully stocks walleye at Brookville Lake

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(Brookville, IN) – Indiana DNR has successfully stocked waterways across the state with walleye and saugeye – fish that are known for being excellent table fare and for the skill it takes to catch them.

Because there is no natural reproduction of walleye and saugeye in most of Indiana, the DNR runs a program to spawn and stock these fish every spring across multiple waterways for anglers to catch.

In our area, walleye has been stocked at Brookville Lake.

Spawning operations in late March to early April – which are organized at Brookville Lake – resulted in 35.7 million fertilized walleye eggs.

Those eggs yielded 24.3 million walleye fry; 281,468 walleye fingerlings, and 81,181 saugeye fingerlings.

Walleye fry was stocked at Brookville Lake at the end of April.

The statewide bag limit for walleye is six fish per day and the minimum size limit is 14 inches for waters in the southern two-thirds of Indiana.

Learn more about fishing for walleye and saugeye at wildlife.IN.gov/fishing/walleye-fishing.Learn more about fish stocking in Indiana at bit.ly/INFishStocking