Kansas seeks angler help in walleye tagging study

By on April 9, 2015
Walleye. (Credit: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services)

Officials with the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism will be conducting a walleye tagging study at Milford Reservoir in April, according to the Associated Press. And they are asking for anglers’ help.

The department will use blue tags to outfit about 500 walleye. Once one of the tagged fish is caught, fishermen are needed to return the full tag, along with a tag report, to fisheries biologists. For their participation, the state is giving fishermen who return a walleye tag a free hat embroidered with the tagline “Walleye Research Team.”

The tags will help officials learn about population characteristics, trends and the effects of fishing on the walleye population in the lake. The trackers will be placed just behind fish dorsal fins.

Top image: Walleye. (Credit: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services)

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