Wisconsin DNR LTE Lydie Doerr releasing the fish into the holding pens. Photo by Len Villano.
For the third year, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has released 30,000 Chinook salmon fingerlings at Gills Rock, with the assistance of dedicated charter captains in the area. Half of the salmon were moved into deep waters on the day of their arrival, May 3, to help them avoid predators. The other 15,000 are being kept in a net pen for two weeks before being released into the wild.
Moving the fish pen. This pen will remain in Gills Rock for about two weeks for feeding and caring before these fish are released into the lake. Wisconsin DNR Fisheries Biologist Nick Legler (red flannel), Captain Michael Dilulio (yellow), Captain Don Grasse Kingfisher Charters (grey), Paul Schwengel (camo) and DNR LTE Lucas Koenig (camo no hat). Photo by Len Villano.