DNR schedules public meetings on Winnebago walleye management

Walleye (Photo courtesy Wisconsin DNR)

OSHKOSH (WLUK) -- What's the best way to maintain a healthy walleye population in the Lake Winnebago system?

The state Department of Natural Resources is updating the Winnebago Walleye Management Plan. It's the first major update since the plan was implemented in 1991.

The plan covers lakes Winnebago, Poygan, Winneconne, and Butte des Morts along with all their tributaries, including the Wolf and upper Fox rivers, from their mouths upstream to the first dam.

Three public meetings are scheduled to allow the public to provide input on the plan. Those attending the meetings will also hear an update on the status of the walleye population in the system.

The meetings are scheduled for:

  • March 19, 6:30-8:30 p.m., JP Coughlin Center, 625 E. County Road Y, Oshkosh
  • March 21, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Engler Center for the Performing Arts, 530 W. Main St., Chilton
  • March 28, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Mosquito Hill Nature Center, N3880 Rogers Rd., New London
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