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Buckets of fish emptied into Fox Lake by SAGES students

AARON HOLBROOK Daily Citizen

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Sep 24, 2016

TOWN OF FOX LAKE – Jacob Hansen shivered and asked if anyone else had a hole in their waders as he stood waist deep in Fox Lake Thursday at the Town Park.

Standing alongside the dock at the park’s boat landing, Hansen and other students took turns emptying buckets of walleyes into the lake. A bucket brigade of students carried the fish from a Gollon Bait and Fish Farm tanker truck to those stationed in the water.

The 20 middle school students from the School for Agricultural and Environmental Studies were getting a hands-on science lesson. They have helped the Fox Lake Preservation Organization the last couple of years with its annual fish stocking.

Students took turns in the water or hauling buckets and documented the class in journals and by taking photos. They got an impromptu lesson in fish biology learning about how fast fish grow and asking what they eat.

A dozen or so volunteers from FLPO were on hand working with the students both in the water and on shore. According to FLPO board member Louie Leizinger, about 4,000 walleye in the 4 to 8-inch range and 200 muskies of 11 to 14 inches were stocked Thursday.

“We’ve done this for probably 20 years,” Leizinger said.

The efforts pay dividends. A group of anglers, the Ice Junkies, donated $2,600 to this year’s effort, Leizinger said, because they were so pleased with the fishing over the winter. Other donations included $5,000 from FLPO, $1,200 from city of Fox Lake, $1,340 from the town of Fox Lake and donations from individuals and businesses including The Boathouse.

Leizinger said donations are always welcome and they may be sent to PO Box 32, Fox Lake, WI 53933. Volunteers also are always welcome.

In addition to fish stocking, FLPO holds an annual outing for the Dodge County ARC and donates to community events such as fireworks and concerts in the park. For more information, go to http://foxlakeflpo.org.

 

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