Pond Harvest in Full Swing


Walleye being unloaded at the Victory Boat Ramp on the Mississippi River by USFWS.

Pond Harvest is in full swing at Genoa NFH. We had 18 ponds involved in production this season to fulfill our distribution and mussel host goals. Species raised in the pond program include Smallmouth Bass, Largemouth Bass, Yellow Perch, Walleye, Bluegill, Black Crappie, Channel Catfish, Golden Shiner, and Fathead Minnow. These fish head out all over the Midwest to federal and tribal waters. We have even had enough surplus to provide fish to our state partners and stock the Mississippi River right here at home with some Bluegills, Largemouth Bass, and Walleye. We hope to have harvesting completed by the end of October! By: Nicholas Bloomfield