In mid-October, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) stocked 2,351 largemouth bass, averaging 3.3 inches, and 47,949 fingerling bluegills in the Forestville Flowage, a 65-acre lake in Door County. The DNR’s Northfield Lake Fish Rearing Station in Jackson County provided the largemouth bass, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s National Fish Hatchery in Genoa, Wisconsin, provided the bluegills.
Between 2019 and 2021, the Door County Soil and Water Conservation Department and Door County Facilities and Parks reduced the water level of the Forestville Flowage to create improved fish habitat following restored water levels.
“With water levels restored, largemouth bass and bluegill stocking efforts aim to reestablish fish populations and create future opportunities for anglers,” said Nick Legler, DNR fisheries biologist.
Find out more about Wisconsin fishing at dnr.wisconsin.gov/topic/Fishing.