We wanted to bring it to your attention that the Department will be holding public meetings regarding the Winnebago Walleye Management Plan. The plan originated in 1991 and we having been working to update the plan over the last few years. There were four public meetings held in 2010 to provide a Winnebago walleye population status update and solicit comments from the public regarding current issues.
The comments received from the 2010 meetings were used to help guide updating the plan. In addition, several meetings were held with the Winnebago Fisheries Advisory Council and they were directly involved with updating the plan since 2013.
The Department will be holding 3 public meetings to now seek further public input regarding the updated Winnebago Walleye Management Plan (attached). Please see the press release below for more information on meeting dates and locations. I hope to see you there.
DNR seeks input on Winnebago Walleye Management Plan
By Northeast Region March 12, 2018
OSHKOSH, Wis. – The Department of Natural Resources has scheduled three public meetings on a proposed update to the Winnebago Walleye Management Plan. The meetings will also offer the public an update on the status of the Winnebago System walleye population.
Each meeting will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., with the first occurring Monday, March 19, at the JP Coughlin Center, 625 E. County Road Y, Oshkosh. The second public meeting is set for Wednesday, March 21, at the Engler Center for the Performing Arts, 530 W. Main St., Chilton, and the third is set for Wednesday, March 28, at the Mosquito Hill Nature Center, N3880 Rogers Road, New London.
The Winnebago system is well known both for its healthy, self-sustaining walleye population and the decades-long history of public input in support of fisheries management. This is the first major update to the plan since it originated in 1991. Winnebago System waters include lakes Poygan, Winneconne, Butte des Morts and Winnebago and all their tributaries, including the Wolf and upper Fox rivers, from their mouths upstream to the first dam.
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Adam D. Nickel
Senior Fisheries Biologist – Bureau of Fisheries Management
Winnebago System Gamefish Biologist
Calumet and eastern Outagamie Counties
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
Phone: (920) 424-3059
Fax: (920) 424-4404