Something fishy at Lilly Lake this week may be the DNR

lilly-lakeIf you see some fishy activity on illy Lake during the night this week, it may be some work being done by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.  Wheatland town Clerk Sheila Siegler explains in this statement emailed earlier today:

WI DNR will be conducting an “Electro-Fishing Survey” of Lilly Lake during the night hours sometime this week. It will be Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday night depending on the weather. They will collect, process, and measure the fish around the entire lake. So, if you see something one of these nights that you think looks strange, it could be the DNR doing their job.”

According to Wikipedia, “Electrofishing uses electricity to stun fish before they are caught. Electrofishing is a common scientific survey method used to sample fish populations to determine abundance, density, and species composition. When performed correctly, electrofishing results in no permanent harm to fish, which return to their natural state in as little as two minutes after being stunned.”


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