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Wabedo

Lake Wabedo
 
Lake Wabedo (DNR #11-0171) has 1185 surface acres and 295 littoral acres and is classified as DNR lake class 22. Maximum depth is 95 feet and shoreline length is 11.6 miles. The lake was mapped in July, 1953. There is a DNR maintained public access on the south end of the lake. A DNR fisheries lake survey was completed in July, 2005 and another in 2009.
 
The DNR Fisheries Management Plan for Lake Wabedo:

As part of the Walker Area Walleye Coalition (WAWC) efforts, Wabedo will receive additional stocking of walleyes over what it has had in the past. Previously, Wabedo was on a every 3 year fry stocking schedule of 600,000 fry. Now it will get 590 pounds of fingerlings every other year.
 
In 2006, 700 pounds of fingerlings/adults were stocked in the fall (Wabedo should normally receive 590 pounds of fingerlings). The 2006 stocking contained 566 yearlings weighing 134 pounds, 7,919 fingerlings weighing 443 pounds, and 101 adults weighing 123 pounds.
 
In 2008 (Sep30-Oct03), 590 pounds of walleye fingerlings (26/lb) were stocked and in 2010 another 590 pounds of fingerlings were stocked. In 2011, the DNR agreed to extend the current stocking plan through 2012 so we should receive another 590 pounds of fngerlings in 2012.
 
In the chart below, the blue line represents walleye counts per net. You will notice the blue line was decreasing from 1996 to 2005. This is the reason we asked the DNR to change to fingerling stocking on a every other year basis. A population assessment was done in 2009 to measure the success of the fingerling stocking program. Note the walleye counts have rebounded in 2009.  Another assessment done in 2012 reinforces the improvement from 2009.
 
Wabedo - 2015 Gill Net Results
Gill netting was completed the week of July 6.  Final results will be available 2016 spring.  Here are the preliminary results.
 
 
Wabedo - 2012 Gill Net Results
 
The preliminary report form the 2012 gill net assessment can be found here:
 
 
Wabedo - 2009 - Gill Net Results
 
The preliminary report from the 2009 population assessment can be found here:
 
Wabedo Counts Per Net
 
 











the mean length and weight are shown for the fishery:
 
The PSD and RSD-P measure the size structure of a fishery and the relative weights also indicate fishery size structure.
 
 
This chart shows the number of walleyes in each length for the last two surveys.

 
These charts shows the number of northern and perch in each length for the last surveys.
 
 
Stocking 
Recent (and not so recent) stockings of walleye in Wabedo Lake:
 

Walleye

Fry

Walleye

Fingerlings

Other
2016          590 pounds 
2014 590 pounds 
2012590 pounds
2010 590 pounds
2008 590 pounds
2006 700 pounds
2004 600,000
2002 600,000
1999 600,000
1996 590,000
1993 590,000
1990 590,000
1976-1989 ? ? ?
1975 1,000,000
1974 Musky yrl.-268
1973 Musky yrl.-676
1972 1,200,00 Musky yrl.-500
1970 Northern fgl.-3,000
1969 280 Northern fgl.-1,670
1968 32,470 Northern fgl.-800
1967 2,500,000 9,750
1966 4,000,000 1,380 Northern fgl.-707
1965 5,676 Northern fgl.-804
1964

Northern adult-21

Northern yrl.-47

1963 50,400
1962

Northern adult-210

Northern fgl.-2,002

1954 Sunfish-yrl.-1,560
1950 420
1947 1,350
1915-45 9,200,085

Pike-11 cans

Crappie yrl.-50

Crappie fgl.-3,381

Bass fgl.-660

Sunfish fgl.-8,000

Perch fgl.-182


2016 Walleye Fingerling Stocking - 590 pounds of fingerlings were stocked (fish about 6 inches long) - photos by Ron Stokesbary

         

 
2010 Walleye Fingerling Stocking (Don and Sue Vance were removing their boat for the season and stuck around to witness the stocking) - photos by Ron Stokesbary
 
 
2008 Walleye Fingerling Stocking
 
 
2006 Walleye Fingerling Stocking
 
 
 
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