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Walleye Fingerling | by USFWS Mountain Prairie
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Walleye Fingerling

We just stocked out our remaining walleye this week, closing the book on our 2013 walleye season.


Just how important are walleye to our state? It's estimated that about 500,000 are harvested in the Missouri River alone each year. They are the most sought after fish in our waters and anglers spend over 1.3 million hours a year fishing for them. That means major dollars going into fishing licences, gear, bait and local businesses!


These young walleye are our fisheries future.


Photo Credit: Spencer Neuharth / USFWS


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Taken on June 5, 2013