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Walleyes for Tomorrow working to restock lakes

A central Wisconsin group is working to keep waters stocked with fish for generations to come.

The central Wisconsin chapter of Walleyes for Tomorrow collected spawn in Mosinee on Saturday.

About a dozen volunteers started the day by gathering walleye from nets.

They then collected the spawn and fertilized the eggs.

Group members will keep the eggs in a hatchery until they're ready to be released.

"We're trying to improve the fishing for our children for the future," said Kim Borski, the president of the central Wisconsin chapter. "We want to make sure that there is fish and that the fishing stays healthy in the community."

Organizers say they will collect about 4 million eggs this weekend, but less than one percent of those will fully mature to legal size.

Wildlife officials say even that small margin makes a big difference.

Members of the group will also be collecting eggs on Sunday.

Leaders say volunteers will release eggs when they are ready to hatch within the next two weeks.

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