On Tuesday June 28, 11 LOFA members gathered at Beaver’s for a conversation with our local DNR Fish Biologist, Zach Lawson, on the subject of the fisherie in Lake of the Falls. This is a summary or our wide-ranging and very interesting 90-minute discussion.
According to Zach, the walleye population is in decline not only in Lake of the Falls, but in most lakes across the north woods, likely as a result of our changing environment. Warmer temperatures, overharvesting, variations in ice-off dates, alterations to our shorelines and more are all contributing factors in the decline. Across the region, more fish are being stocked in our lakes while fewer are surviving.
Since 2013. . .(to read the full report, click here)
An audio recording of the full meeting is available on request. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to hear it!