Serving The Straits Area Sportsmen Since 1975
Since 2013 the SASC along with the MI DNR has raised in excess of 200,000 2 inch Walleye Fingerlings. Approx. 200,000 have be released in Brevort Lake with several thousand dispersed among other lakes in the area.
In 2018&19 the SASC purchased a total of 6,000 Fall Walleyes 6"-8" which were released into Brevort Lake.
During our meeting on April 19th, we decided to try something new with our Brevort Lake Walleye stocking program. In previous years we have stocked the lake in the Spring with 1 1/2" fingerlings and sometimes with 6"-8" Fall Walleyes; this year we are going to bypass the Spring stocking.
In September SASC will work with the DNR to electroshock the lake, by doing this we will be able to observe the natural walleye reproduction of Walleyes in the lake. This information will help give us a clear understanding of speculation that has been voiced, such as whether fingerlings are making it to maturity or if they are just Perch food. Once this survey has been completed, we will proceed with stocking the lake with 6 in. to 8 in. Fall Walleyes.
In 2022 the DNR will conduct a Walleye Survey to try to determine the Walleye population in Brevort Lake.
To find out how to help us purchase Fall Walleyes you can make a financial donation by scrolling to the bottom of this page where you can make donation using Paypal or a Major Credit Card. Or you can mail a check to Straits Area Sportsmen’s Club, P.O. Box 764, St. Ignace, MI 49781. When you make your donation please make a note that the money is for the Walleye Fund.
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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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The Straits Area Sportsmen's Club meets the 3rd Monday of each month at 7:30 pm in the Masonic Building, 12 N. State St., St. Ignace. Stop in to see what we are doing.