Walleye are one of the most popular species targeted by anglers and tribal harvesters in Wisconsin, making them important recreationally, culturally, and economically. Because of their importance, considerable effort and resources are spent managing walleye by Wisconsin DNR, tribes, and numerous partner groups. Common management activities include setting and enforcing harvest regulations, stocking, surveying populations, and restoring or protecting critical habitat.

Management activities for walleye in Wisconsin are guided by Wisconsin's Walleye Management Plan, which was created in 1998 and has not been updated since that time. The plan sets goals and objectives for walleye throughout the state. You can read that plan here if you are interested.

The Wisconsin DNR is in the process of updating the Walleye Management Plan. An updated plan will allow us to better meet the challenges walleye populations face today, take advantage of new opportunities and technology, integrate recent research findings, and strengthen partnerships to increase our management capacity.

Input from the public will be critical to updating Wisconsin's Walleye Management Plan. Wisconsin DNR biologists and researchers gather vast amounts of information on walleye annually. However, data on angler preferences and attitudes must come from the users themselves. For this reason, we thank you for taking the time to  share your thoughts with the management planning team.

Fisheries Management Walleye Team
Wisconsin DNR

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* 1. How many years have you fished for walleye in Wisconsin?

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* 4. Which of these changes have you observed during your years of walleye fishing in Wisconsin (check all that apply)

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* 5. Your fishing quality may be affected by a variety of influences. From the list below, please check the most important problem(s) that you think have influenced or threatened the quality of your fishing experiences. (Check one or more)

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* 6. Which of the following issues would you like to see prioritized in an updated walleye management plan?

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* 7. What other comments would you like to share with the planning team?

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* 8. Would you like to receive emails about future opportunities to comment on this plan as drafts are developed and available for review? If yes, please leave an email address. Otherwise leave blank.

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