This week on Door County Outdoors, we had a conversation with Wisconsin DNR Fisheries Biologist Scott Hansen. He says that managing the whitefish population can be tricky, considering the combination of both sport fishing and commercial fishing in Door County….[audio:http://wdor.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/scott1.mp3|titles=Scott Hansen- commerical and sport fishing]
Hansen said that he uses STATCAM, the Statistical Catch at Age Model to analyze the fishery. He added that the age of the fish being caught has changed in the last 10 years…..[audio:http://wdor.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/scott2.mp3|titles=Scott Hansen- the fishery has changed.]
Click Door County Fish Report to hear our full conversation. This Saturday at 8:30 we’ll be talking with Matt Payette from the Kewaunee County Winter Park Recreation Facility on Door County Outdoors.