The 2019 Walleye stocking program wrapped up work on October 9th with the stocking of 3,000 Fall Walleyes.
During the second week of October, volunteers from various organizations, including the Straits Area Sportsmen’s Club Members, DNR Fisheries, Sault Ste. Marie tribe of Chippewa, and the U.S. Forest Service, come clip the fins of 3,000 Fall Walleyes and stock them in Brevort Lake.
The project began in the spring when SASC received 150,000 Walleye Fry from the DNR Fisheries Dept. to be put into a rearing pond until they reached 1 ½” in length. In early July, club members worked with the DNR to collect 46,645 Walleye Fingerlings and release them in Brevort Lake. Through the generous donations to the SASC, we were able to purchase 3,000 Fall Walleyes and stock them into Brevort Lake.
The Straits Area Sportsmen’s Club and the DNR have been stocking Brevort Lake every other year since 2013. So far over 150,000 fingerlings have been stocked into Brevort Lake. In the years to come Walleye Fry will continue to be released on the odd year but will be raised through the fall (Fall Walleyes) and released when they are approximately 6 to 8 inches. Hopefully, this will give the Walleye a better chance at survival.
With our great turnout we were able to get it all done in about 40 minutes, great teamwork to everyone that joined us!
The Straits Area Sportsmen’s Club would like to thank those who donated financially to the program.
If you would like to contribute to the SASC to help cover expenses you may do so by making a donation by using PayPal or a Major Credit Card
Please note on your donation it is for the Walleye Stocking Program
Straits Area Sportsmen's Club
P.O. Box 764, St. Ignace, MI 79781
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