(Dodge County) The DNR will host a public meeting to discuss updates to the Wisconsin Walleye Management plan for Dodge, Columbia, Jefferson, Green, Dane and Rock Counties. The current walleye management plan serves as a guide for one of the most sought-after fish species in the state and outlines seven goals and strategies for walleye management. The updating process will include a review of the existing plan, an analysis of available data and trends and significant public input on angling and management preferences. The DNR is seeking public feedback on stocking priorities, regulation acceptance and agency resource allocation. The meeting will be held via Zoom on Tuesday (February 23) at 6:30pm. Anyone interested in walleye management and would like to participate should contact Max Wolter at [email protected] or 715-634-7429. Pre-registration is required.
The public is invited to give input on the process through:
- Comments on walleye management preferences and issues via this public input form
- Detailed random mail/online surveys of fishing license holders (both resident and non-resident) to scientifically gauge angler attitudes about management options
- Regional virtual meetings with stakeholder groups and individuals to discuss local management issues and partnership opportunities
After this final meeting, the DNR will analyze all feedback and determine the best path forward for updating the current walleye management plan.