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'Conservation on Tap' talks Flambeau fishery


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WISCONSIN DEPARTMENT of Natural Resources fisheries biologist Zach Lawson discusses walleye growth rates Tuesday in Mercer during a talk on the health of the Turtle Flambeu Flowage's fishery. The talk was part of the "Conservation on Tap" lecture series.


MERCER, Wis. - Those who fish the Turtle Flambeau Flowage should largely be pleased with the state of its fishery, according to Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources fisheries biologist Zach Lawson.

Lawson provided an update on the health of the flowage's fishery and the results of an extensive survey of the water's fish populations at the Pines restaurant in Mercer Tuesday as latest talk in the annual "Conservation on Tap" lecture series.

Lawson said the survey, which ran through most of 2016 and wrapped up in 2017 was very resource intens...

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