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Wisconsin Walleye Initiative hopes to hook more anglers

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DODGEVILLE (WKOW) -- State officials want to bring in more anglers to Wisconsin.
They're doing that by putting more fish in the lakes through the Wisconsin Walleye Initiative.    

Places like Gollon Bait and Fish Farm in Dodgeville are taking part.

The farm is adding eight new ponds to increase its production of young walleye, or fingerlings.

"We're going to have almost three-quarters of a million fingerlings in in the next couple years in the lakes, in over 100 lakes across the state of Wisconsin. And that means it's just going to be better fishing," said Governor Scott Walker.

The Walleye initiative was started in May, 2013.

Since then fisheries increased production of walleye from 40,000 to more than 400,000 last year.

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