From time to time, I have been critical of the DNR's stocking efforts but this looks promising: a focus on stocking more of the 6-8" fingerling walleyes which have a much better survival rate.
Hoping to spur fishing-related tourism and end the days of severely
restricted bag limits in northern Wisconsin, state officials Wednesday
announced a proposal to ramp up production of walleyes for stocking in
Called the Wisconsin Walleye Initiative, the program would
"dramatically increase" the number of walleyes in Wisconsin by expanding
production at state, private and tribal fish hatcheries, according to a
statement released by state officials.