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Sherman lake among finalists for state walleye experiment


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TYLER TUNNEY, with the University of Wisconsin-Madison's Center for Limnology, talks in Mercer Monday about a planned experiment to reduce bass and panfish populations in a lake to hopefully reverse declining walleye populations. McDermott Lake in Sherman is one of the lakes being considered. Also attending the event were, from left, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources fisheries biologist Zach Lawson and Dan Dembkowski, a research fisheries scientist with the Cooperative Fisheries Research Unit at UW-Stevens Point.


MERCER, Wis. - McDermott Lake, located in the town of Sherman, is one of the lakes being considered for a new experiment that hopes to be the key to bringing back declining walleye populations across Wisconsin.

Representatives from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, University of Wisconsin's Center for Limnology and the Cooperative Fisheries Research Unit at UW-Stevens Point held a discussion at the Mercer Town Hall Monday to gauge public support for using the lake.

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