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Fish & Wildlife > Fishing > Walleye Fishing > Walleye Tracking at Monroe Lake > Walleye Tracking at Monroe Lake for 2008 Walleye Tracking at Monroe Lake for 2008

  • Walleye locations for November 26th are indicated by red dots (View image). Maximum depths of fish locations ().
  • Walleye locations for November 10th are indicated by red dots (View image). Maximum depths of fish locations ().
  • Walleye locations for November 5th are indicated by red dots (View image). Maximum depths of fish locations ().
  • Walleye locations for October 30th are indicated by red dots (View image). Maximum depths of fish locations ().
  • Five recovered tags were reimplanted on October 22. The implantation table at the bottom of the page has been revised to reflect that.
  • Walleye locations for October 20th are indicated by red dots (View image). Maximum depths of fish locations ().
  • Walleye locations for October 16th are indicated by red dots (View image). Maximum depths of fish locations ().
  • We conducted 24 hour tracking October 9th through October 10th on fish 643 and 783. Fish 643 did not move a lot during the 24 hour period (View image), Fish 783 moved a little (View image).  
  • Walleye locations for October 6th are indicated by red dots (View image). Maximum depths of fish locations ().
  • Walleye locations for October 1st are indicated by red dots (View image). Maximum depths of fish locations (). Water temperature has cooled to about 70 degrees and it appears the thermocline is breaking up.
  • Walleye locations for September 24th are indicated by red dots (View image). Maximum depths of fish locations ().
  • Walleye locations for September 17th are indicated by red dots (View image). Maximum depths of fish locations ().
  • Walleye locations for September 10th are indicated by red dots (View image). Maximum depths of fish locations (). Lake temperature has dropped several degrees in the past week and fish seem less restricted by water temperature.
  • We conducted 24 hour tracking September 3rd through September 4th on fish 704 and 783. Fish 704 was located in the Fairfax boat marina and did not move a lot during the 24 hr period (View image), Fish 783 also did not move very much (View image). I also included depth contours on these maps.
  • Walleye locations for September 2nd are indicated by red dots (View image). Maximum depths of fish locations ().
  • Walleye locations for August 25th are indicated by red dots (View image). Maximum depths of fish locations ().
  • Walleye locations for August 18th are indicated by red dots (View image). Maximum depths of fish locations ().
  • On August 11th we discovered fish 204 and 424 below the dam in the spillway. This makes 5  walleye that have gone through the dam. I organized a table with the status of fish (View table).
  • Walleye locations for August 11th are indicated by red dots (View image). Maximum depths of fish locations ().
  • Walleye locations for August 4th are indicated by red dots (View image). Maximum depths of fish locations (). We searched the upper end of the lake and discovered no new fish.
  • We conducted 24 hour tracking July 31st through August 1st on fish 504 and 523. Fish 523 moved considerably during the period (View image), while 504 did not move as much (View image). I also included depth contours on these maps.
  • Walleye locations for the week of July 28-29 are indicated by red dots (View image). Requests have been made of depths where the fish have been located. Maximum depths of fish locations ().
  • Walleye locations for the week of July 22-24 are indicated by red dots (View image). Requests have been made of depths where the fish have been located. We can not tell exactly the location of the fish in the water column but I have provided maximum depths of fish locations (). Fish no longer have access to flooded timber and many have moved out to flats.
  • For the period of July 14-18 we located 2 fish (tag 523 and 764) daily (about 10 am) to see how much movement occurs on a day to day basis (View image) (View image).
  • Walleye locations for the week of July 14-15 are indicated by red dots (View image). Dropped tags (343, 684, 823) were recovered this week and will be reimplanted in the fall. Additionally, tags 384 and 843 were also expelled, but are still in water and will be recovered as the water continues to drop. These 5 tags were excluded from this weeks map and will be until they are reimplanted. Unfortunately we can not tell when the tags were dropped.
  • Walleye locations for the week of July 10-11 are indicated by red dots (View image).
    Several fish were found out in open water (fish 603 and 724). As the water drops we will be attempting to recover dropped tags (tag 343 and 464). Hopefully we will reimplant these tags into new fish in the fall. Water profiles show that little to no oxygen is present below 18 ft.
  • Walleye locations for the week of June 30-July 2 are indicated by red dots (View image).
  • Walleye locations for the week of June 23-26 are indicated by red dots (View image).
  • We conducted 24 hour tracking June 24th and 25th on fish 483 and 663. Fish 483 moved considerably during the period while 663 did not move as much. The movement data for fish 483 is provided. The first map is the the whole area the fish moved (View image), while the second map is a zoomed view of concentrated relocations on the treed point near Fairfax beach (View image).
  • Walleye locations for the week of June 16-19 are indicated by red dots. Walleye are being located in flooded timber. Note that fish 464 has moved up into the flooded timber of Saddle Creek (View image).
  • Fish 444 was caught and harvested on 6/7/2008. The purple star indicates the original capture site of the fish on 4/16/2008. The implantation surgery was conducted at the Salt Creek ramp and the fish was released there (blue star). Red dots indicate walleye locations recorded using telemetry. The green star indicates the approximate location of harvest on 6/7/2008 (View image).
  • Relocations for the tracking period for walleye 403. Also a fish that has moved considerably. (View image)
  • Relocations for the tracking period for walleye 204. This fish is an example of how much these fish can move week to week. (View image)
  • Walleye locations for the week of June 9-12 are indicated by red dots. (View image)
  • All relocations up to June 5 (View image)
  • Walleye locations for the week of June 2-5 are indicated by red dots. Tagged walleye were found in areas of maximum depths ranging from 7 to 15 ft (View image)
  • Walleye locations for the week of May 28-29 are indicated by red dots. (View image)
  • Walleye locations collected during 24 tracking on May 22-23. Blue dots indicate locations collected on May 22 while yellow dots indicate locations on May 23.  (View image)
  • Walleye locations for the week of May 19-21 are indicated by red dots. (View image)
  • May 12-15 are indicated by red dots.  (View image)
  • Walleye locations for the week of May 5-9 are indicated by red dots. Original tagging locations are indicated by blue stars. (View image)
  • Walleye locations for the week of April 29 - May 1 are indicated by red dots. Original tagging locations are indicated by blue stars. Three fish were located below the spillway on April 25 (Radio code 264, 323, and 623). Two of these fish were tagged on April 1 while the third was not tagged until April 16 but all fish were originally tagged at the dam. (View image)
  • Walleye were tagged in three different locations: the dam, causeway, and Saddle creek indicated by blue stars from March 31-April 16, 2008. Red dots indicate walleye locations during the week April 21-24.  The upper end of the lake (causeway to Salt Creek) was not tracked during this week (View Image).
Implantation Date Tag Number Floy tag Length (in) Weight (lb) Reproductive Status Status
3/31/2008 204 5548 18.8 2.3 Male Spillway
3/31/2008 225 5544 17 2 Male  
4/16/2008 243 5508 18.1 1.9 Male  
4/16/2008 264 5504 17 1.8 Male Spillway
4/1/2008 283 5538 18.8 2 Male  
4/16/2008 302 5506 19.6 2.2 Male  
4/1/2008 323 5537 17.2 1.5 Male Spillway
10/22/2008 343 5337 20.6 4.5 Unknown  
4/7/2008 363 5533 19 2.8 Female  
10/22/2008 384 5338 21.8 3.75 Unknown  
4/9/2008 403 5528/5529 18.8 2.3 Male  
3/31/2008 424 5543 18.6 2.3 Male Spillway
10/22/2008 444 5339 17 2 Unknown  
4/10/2008 464 5530 25.4 5.7 Male  
3/31/2008 483 5541 17.8 2.5 Male  
4/16/2008 504 5502 20.8 3 Male  
4/9/2008 523 5531 20.9 3 Male  
3/31/2008 544 5550 22.2 3.7 Male  
4/7/2008 563 5532 20.8 3.6 Female  
3/31/2008 583 5542 20.3 3.5 Male  
3/31/2008 603 5549 21.6 3.5 Male  
4/1/2008 623 5535 23.8 6.7 Female Spillway
3/31/2008 643 5545 21.9 3.8 Male  
4/1/2008 663 5539 23.1 5 Male  
10/22/2008 684 5334 25.4 6.25 Unknown  
3/31/2008 704 5546 21.7 3.5 Male  
4/10/2008 724 5526 25.8 6.5 Male  
4/2/2008 743 5534 20.1 3.5 Female  
4/16/2008 764 5501 20.8 3 Male  
4/16/2008 783 5509 20.1 2.6 Male  
4/16/2008 805 5505 25.3 5.4 Male  
10/22/2008 823 5336 24.2 5.5 Unknown  
3/31/2008 843 5548 22.3 4 Male