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Friends of Gile stock Flowage with bluegill


Richard Jenkins/Daily Globe

JACOB BUSCH, with the Stevens Point-based Central Wisconsin Fish Farm, nets bluegills Monday as part of an effort to stock the Gile Flowage with more panfish.

PENCE, Wis - The already good fishing in the Gile Flowage will hopefully improve over the next few fishing seasons as an additional 5,000 bluegill were released at the Pence Park Boat Landing Monday.

The fish-stocking effort is part of a three-prong strategy to increase the number of panfish in the flowage and protect the population from predators to ensure the long-term sustainability of the population.

"(The Gile Flowage) is really a predator-dominated system, and so if you just put bluegills in (it won't last)," said Zach Lawson, a fisheries biologist with the Wisconsin Department of Nat...

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