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Joint Walleye Stocking Effort Harvests 400,000 Plus Eggs

The joint stocking effort between the St. Lawrence Sportsmen's Club and the St. Lawrence River Walleye Association has produced a world class angling destination.

The first stage in the 2002 stocking effort resumed on Wednesday night with volunteers from both organizations assisting New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Biologists to harvest eggs and sperm from walleye in the Oswegatchie River.

The fertilized eggs are now in a hatchery at the pump station of the Oswegatchie Dam. Once hatched the fry will be moved to stocking pounds and eventually fingerlings will be stocked at various locations.

"Things went very well and we harvested over 400,000 eggs," said Greg Denny Sr. of the St. Lawrence Valley Sportsmen's Club.

"I want to thank all the volunteers and the biologists from the New York State DEC."

Members of the two organizations are shown in the picture below are: Greg Denny Sr., Greg Denny Jr., Shawn Denny holding a large walleye, Jerry Lincoln, Mike Gagner and John Matthews



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