Every two years since 2014 ERRA has stocked the Elkhart River with Walleye fingerlings. Each of the 3,200 fingerlings are about 2.5″ long when delivered by Gollon Bait and Fish Farm. The river is stocked above the Goshen Dam at the boat launch in Violet Cemetary, and below the Goshen Dam at Shanklin Park.
Gollon Bait & Fish Farm
5117 Hwy 191
Dodgeville, WI 53533
FFR # 112275
Average Life span: 8 plus years
Average Mature Length: 25 plus inches
Average Adult Weight: 4-7 pounds
Walleye do well in cooler deeper water. They do better in a 2 acre or larger water body.
Walleye spawn once per year in early to mid April when water temperatures reach 40-45 degrees. They have very limited natural reproduction.
The young walleye feed on zooplankton until they reach 1 ½-2 inches and then switch to live feed. They will feed on small fatheads, small bluegills, perch, or anything else small enough to eat. They generally feed in the early morning or late evening.
They are a good choice for keeping the panfish population in check.
Stocking fatheads is an excellent forage option for walleye.