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INLANDFISHERIESTribalhatcheriesreleasedover37millionfishintobothonoff-reservationwatersin2013TribeHatcheryRearingComponentYellowPerchLakeSturgeonWhitefishBrookBrownRainbowTroutLakeTroutLargemouthBassNorthernPikeTotalBadRiver57000003205001110116131511GrandPortage25000275000300000KeweenawBay850000173292228610070899685LacCourteOreilles400000425802000444580LacduFlambeau1475000085191220001459214871783LeechLake131000001535907883113332421Menominee1000005000105000MoleLake600600RedCliff2178120839123017RedLake1000010000100001000040000SaultSte.Marie4796391314480953St.Croix112457112457WhiteEarth1946282512197140TOTALS350946281229064220002000111011125121038314427171007010000131437039147MuskellungeFryFgl.GLIFWCelectroshingcrewmemberJimParisienholdsadipnetlledwithjuvenilewalleyescoopedupduringfallelectroshingsurveyswhilefellowcrewmemberBillSouliertakesmeasurements.Oncedataarerecordedthesharereturnedtothelake.photobyButchMieloszykWalleyeFryFgl.PAGE5MAZINAIGANWINTER2014-2015GLIFWCInlandFisheriesTechnicianEdWhitewithcrewmemberNoahArbuckleastheyprepareforanightofelectroshing.photobyDylanJenningsOdanahWis.GLIFWCassessmentcrewsandpartnersfromBadRiverFondduLacMoleLakeSt.CroixandUSFishandWildlifeServiceUSFWSconductedfallelectrofishingsurveysoncededterritorywatersinMichiganMin-nesotaandWisconsin.Duringthefalljuvenilewalleyeage0andage1arefoundfeedinginnear-shorelakehabitatatnight.Electrofishingcrewssamplethesefishtodetermineyear-classstrengthfromnaturalreproductionortoevalu-atestockingefforts.In2014GLIFWCcrewssurveyed109lakesincluding12jointsurveyswithWisconsinDNR.SurveysinWisconsinincludedsomeofthelargeflowagessuchas13545-acreTurtleFlambeauFlowageand15300acreChippewaFlowage.InMinnesotaGLIFWCUSFWSandFondduLaccrewscollaboratedtosurveyabout95oftheshorelineonMilleLacsLake.Biologistsusethedatacollectedinthefallsurveystoindexyear-classstrengthandclassifywalleyepopulationsassustainedthroughnaturalreproductionorstock-ing.Thesesurveysalsoprovideanearlyindicationofpotentialdeclineinwalleyepopulations.Naturalreproductionvarieswidelybyyearevenonlakeswithlargeadultwalleyepopulationsbutiffallsurveysshowanumberofyearswithpoororlowreproductionbiologistshaveadvancewarningthattheadultpopulationmaydecline.Inthesecasessomemanagementactionmayneedtobetakentoprotectthewalleyepopulationandrestorenaturalreproduction.Whilemostofthesurveysfocusonlakeswithnaturalreproductionsomefallsurveysarealsousedtoassessthecontributionofstockedfishtotheyear-class.StockedfishcanbemarkedwithoxytetracyclineOTCandfishcanbeexaminedformarkstodeterminethepercentageofstockedfishintheyear-class.SurveycrewscollectedfishforOTCanalysisfromLacVieuxDesertontheWisconsinMichiganborder.GLIFWCassessmentcrewssurveycededterritorywatersforjuvenilewalleyeByMarkLuehringGLIFWCInlandFisheriesBiologistChi-MiigwechGLIFWCwouldliketoofferaMiigwechtoEdWhiteButchMieloszykBenMichaelsErnestSamQuagonJoshJohnsonKrisArbuckleNoahArbuckleShaneCrambDaveMooreDaveParisienJimParisienLouisPlucinskiMartinPowlessBillSoulierandDennisSoulierforalltheirgoodworkontheGLIFWCsurveycrewsthisfall.Totalnumberofoneorcombinationoftroutspecies.