Cold weather won't stop walleye stripping
Though many lakes connected to the Pine River are frozen, the river is running free in many places, and the DNR is preparing to begin the annual task of stripping walleye of their eggs.
Due to lingering winter conditions, residents may wonder if the cold water temperature will impact fish spawning habits. DNR conservation officer Nikki Shoutz said it might, but not as much as you might think. Water temperature is not the only factor that triggers spawning.
Are you a newspaper subscriber but you don't have a Digital Access account yet? https://secure.forumcomm.com/?publisher_ID=40&event=subscriber/lookup.
You will need your subscription account number and phone number. Not sure if you have an account? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can help you.