Beginning in June 2016, the NYS DEC Lake Erie Fisheries Research Unit will be implanting acoustic tags in angler caught walleye in the New York waters of Lake Erie. We would like to solicit help from New York walleye anglers in this study. Our goal is to catch fish at depths less than 30 feet. Pilot work completed in 2015 indicates that walleye caught at depths greater the 30 feet do not take the surgery well and ultimately do not survive. We are hoping to schedule some fishing days during which anglers will fish in the vicinity of a dedicated surgery boat. When fish are caught they would be placed in an aerated live well, then be transported to the surgery boat to have tags implanted.
If you are interested in participating in this effort please send an email to Jason Robinson at the NYS DEC Lake Erie Fisheries Research Unit.
Posted on Sat, February 13, 2016
by Brian plecas