MASON COUNTY

WALLEYE ASSOCIATION

PO BOX 118 • LUDINGTON, MICHIGAN 49431

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2015
LDN article reporting 202,000 walleye
 
  
2014
LDN article reporting success
 
2013
LDN article showing harvesting the fry
 
2012
Diary of Successful year
 
 
2011
LDN article showing stocking of the fry
 
 
2010
Pictures of Planting the Fry
 
Pictures of Collecting and Feeding Daphnia
 
Pictures of Harvesting the Walleye Fry
 
1990
Installation of the Liner
 

 

Activity at the rearing ponds

WALLEYE REARING RECIPE

Fall:

Disc the pond bottoms and plant rye grass

Spring:

Clean out the pond bottoms by mowing and picking rocks

Before filling main pond spread

1.         1,500 lbs of soybean meal

2.            300 lbs of Milorganite (provides food for Daphnia)

Before filling feed pond spread

1.            100 lbs of soybean meal

Day 1-3

Fill the ponds with water.  (Cost: $10/per hour to run the pump)

Day 5-8

Plant 320,000 walleye fry and monitor the health of the fish until they are harvested.

Planting day plus 12 to 36 days Monitor the health of the pond and the fish.  Measure concentration of Daphnia, if lacking transport Daphnia from the Ludington Waste Water Treatment Plant

Planting day plus 20 days

Spread 800 lbs of soybean meal by boat in the main pond.  Use a spreader mounted on the bow of the boat to get good distribution.  Drag chains along bottom in order to stir up clay into water column.

Planting day plus 27 days

Spread 700 lbs of soybean meal as above.

Planting day plus 34 days

Drain the feed pond into the main pond as needed to provide food for the fry.

Planting day plus 40-46 days

Harvest walleye fingerlings using Fyke nets.

After harvest

Drain the ponds.

 

 

 

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