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Walleye Population In Ririe Reservoir On The Rise

The boom in walleye abundance is largely attributed to a strong year class of age-2 fish that are about 11-13 inches long.

Walleye were illegally introduced to Ririe Reservoir and were first discovered in 2008. In 2009, monitoring of the walleye population began to determine its status and changes to the existing fishery. Fall Walleye Index Netting (FWIN) began in 2010 and occurs during the end of October when the water temperature drops to 50-60 degrees Fahrenheit.

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