October 1, 2014
Anglers don't have to worry about there being enough walleye in Nebraska waters this year.
The state Game and Parks Commission says walleye egg collection ended with 662 quarts of eggs collected, including 338 at Lake McConaughy, 216 at Merritt Reservoir and 108 at Sherman Reservoir.
Commission fisheries outreach program manager Daryl Bauer says that's more than enough to meet the stocking demand this year.
Walleye eggs are collected from several reservoirs each year to obtain the maximum number of eggs with the least effort. This year, the task was completed in four days and four nights in early April.
Many reservoirs have limited or no natural recruitment of walleyes, so stocking is important for maintaining fishable populations.