BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota’s Game and Fish Department over the past two years has stocked more than 20 million walleye fingerlings in lakes in the state.
Fisheries Chief Greg Power says about 10.4 million walleye were stocked in 2014, setting a state record. This year’s total was about 10 million, just under the record. But the 5.3 million fingerlings stocked into smaller water bodies was a new high.
Officials say an improvement in habitat and forage since the 2011 Missouri River flood also has boosted the condition of walleye in the river and its Lake Sakakawea and Lake Oahe reservoirs.