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Flowage friends complete bluegill stocking

 

Richard Jenkins/Daily Globe

CHRIS LOEW, left, with the Stevens Point-based Central Wisconsin Fish Farms, released bluegill minnows into the Gile Flowage at the County C boat landing. Approximately 5,600 to 6,000 minnows, were released in the flowage as part of a strategy to increase the panfish population.

By RICHARD JENKINS

rjenkins@yourdailyglobe.com

CAREY, Wis. - There are more panfish in the Gile Flowage after the Friends of the Gile Flowage completed the second and final year of its bluegill stocking Saturday.

Approximately 5,600 to 6,000 bluegill minnows were released into the flowage, Friends of the Gile Flowage President Cathy Techtmann said.

"Bluegills are really important to the flowage. They eat spiny water fleas and we have an infestation here," Techtmann said. While combatting the invasive species is important, Techtmann joked the fish are also fun to catch.

"Everybody loves panf...



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