Biologists breed next generation of trophy walleye in Kansas

Biologists breed next generation of trophy walleye in Kansas
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TOPEKA (KSNT) – The Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) is gearing up to deliver anglers a new round of walleye this year through its breeding program.

KSNT 27 News spoke with several members of the KDWP about the finer points of the department’s walleye breeding program and learn what anglers can expect of this prized sports fish in Kansas. This involved tagging along for the KDWP’s annual walleye egg collection efforts at Hillsdale Reservoir in Miami County.

Fisheries Region 2 Supervisor Lucas Kowalewski with the KDWP gave a walkthrough of the egg collection process, a vital part of the KDWP’s walleye stocking program, alongside KDWP Secretary Brad Loveless. At Hillsdale, a group of KDWP biologists took to the water in the early morning hours of March 28 and used specially placed Fyke-Nets along the dam to capture walleye living beneath the waves.

The biologists were looking for male and…

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