Wisconsin's Walleye Management Plan - the Update
Updating Wisconsin's walleye management plan
Walleye are one of the most popular species targeted by Wisconsin anglers. Each year, the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) stocks hundreds of thousands of walleye fingerlings into lakes across the state, surveys walleye populations and walleye anglers, and works on habitat projects to benefit walleye. All walleye management activities are guided by Wisconsin’s Walleye Management Plan, which was created in 1998. We are in the process of updating Wisconsin’s Walleye Management Plan to better meet new challenges to walleye management. Here’s what you need to know and how you can be involved
Current walleye management plan
The current walleye management plan for Wisconsin was completed in 1998. The plan focuses on key areas such as stocking, fishing and harvest opportunities, habitat, and more. The plan was completed after significant input from the public.
Opportunities to provide input
There will be more opportunities to provide input on the revised plan. Check back in a few months for additional information.
Plan update timeline
Here are the steps we plan to take to complete the update of this plan, when we expect each step to happen, and how you can be involved:
March through June 2021 – Summarize public input, create first draft of updated management plan
July or August 2021 – Get public comments on draft of updated management plan