Minnesota DNR Stocking With Cannon River Walleye Offspring For First Time In Decades

(Waterville, MN) — The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is using eggs from walleye captured from the Cannon River to stock area lakes for the first time in more than three decades. Waterville Area Fisheries and Hatchery Supervisor Craig Soupir says the lower Mississippi strain of the fish have been found to reproduce especially well in southern Minnesota. The eggs have been carefully collected and fertilized, expected to hatch in roughly three weeks. The Waterville State Fish Hatchery is hosting an open house to allow area residents to get a look at the operation. The event is planned for Thursday, May eleventh.

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