Mission Statement

January 2017

The Westonka Walleye Program’s 4th annual fundraising banquet is set for Thursday, April 27th 2017 @ the Gillespie Center in Mound. More details…

October 2016

Oct-2016

March 2016 – The Westonka Walleye Program is officially recognized by the IRS as a 501c3 public charity!  All donations qualify for the maximum tax deduction.

The Westonka Walleye Program’s 3rd annual fundraising banquet is set for Thursday, April 28th 2016 @ the Gillespie Center in Mound.  More details…

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Westonka Walleye Program is a 501c3  public charity.  All donations qualify for the maximum tax deduction.

 

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Our mission is to sustain and improve the harvestable walleye fishery on Lake Minnetonka.  With approval from the MN DNR, and with private donations, we are stocking 8″- 13″ walleye in Lake Minnetonka.  These fish are incremental to the DNR’s stocking program.

In our first 3 years, we have stocked close to 30,000 8″-13″walleye in Lake Minnetonka.

We are stocking larger walleye, (8″-13″).  The larger walleye have a higher probability of reaching a harvestable size.  By stocking larger size fish we hope to off set the predator factor.  It is estimated that 80% of DNR’s stocked (2″-6″) walleye are consumed by predator fish, while less than 10% of (8″-13″) walleye are consumed by predators.  It is a lot more expensive to stock this larger size fish, about $2 per fish, but they will have a lot better chance of surviving.  Giving anglers a better chance of catching them…

Lack of natural reproduction is a problem!  It is estimated that as little as 5% of Lake Minnetonka’s walleye come from natural reproduction.  Very few lakes in MN are naturally sustaining walleye fisheries.  This is the result of damage to habitat by shoreline development and invasive species, the walleye is struggling to maintain in this ecosystem.

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Building a better walleye fishery in Lake Minnetonka, and bringing the pursuit of walleye a little closer to home…