DC Outdoors/ Fisheries Biologist Tammy Paoli

Last Saturday on Door County Outdoors we were joined by Fisheries Biologist Tammy Paoli from the Peshtigo office of the Wisconsin DNR.  Paoli told us that their Fall index shocking surveys show that 2013 was a record year class for walleyes, even exceeding the record 2003 year class. Paoli says that a slow warm in spring is critical for walleyes….[audio:http://wdor.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/tammy1.mp3|titles=Tammy Paoli- Great year class of walleye in 2013]She added that northern pike and yellow perch also usually do well during gradual spring warmups. And while the numbers especially look good for walleyes, Paoli says that the brown trout numbers have dropped drastically since 2000….[audio:http://wdor.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/tammy2.mp3|titles=Tammy Paoli- Low numbers for Brown Trout]Paoli says that the DNR is shifting their management strategies but that a lot of things are going on in the Bay that are difficult to control. And even though it is a juggling act in trying to manage multiple species, the ultimate goal is to always have a diverse fishery. You can hear our entire conversation by clicking Door County Fishing Report on this page.  This Saturday at 8:30, Program Specialist Allen Blizel of the Wisconsin DNR talks Commercial and Charter Fishing on Door County Outdoors.

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