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Walleye Wanna-bees (growers)

A group for those who are interested in Walleye growing, and/or may know something about how to grow Walleyes that can be shared with others.

Location: USA
Members: 19
Latest Activity: Jul 28, 2015

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walleye fingerling production,

Started by mail4mema. Last reply by Layne allen Jan 3, 2014. 1 Reply

hi my name is greg lipscomb, i,m a retired, fisheries biologist , i have managed fish farms in mn, ar, tx, & mo, i raised over 50 million lbs of fish that went to market. i never raised a fish i…Continue

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Comment by Robert J on October 1, 2013 at 4:53pm

I have about 50 small walleye in my system, my favorite fish to eat...  But my system is largely bass and catfish, the fish my wife likes to eat.  I'm hoping I can bring them from fingerlings to edible.  They're about three to four inches now and hold their own with the other game fish.

Comment by Jay Wolf on October 3, 2011 at 7:47am
Ken - whether you raise largemouth bass or walleye, you are going to have major problems with either fish eating each other.  Walleye are also very susceptible to disease.  I thought yellow perch were pretty popular in Mich.?  That might be the perfect fish for you.  Just a thought.  Good luck!
Comment by mail4mema on October 2, 2011 at 6:12pm
ken, look into raising pellet trained, large mouth bass, they bring 4.50/lb live wt. they are easer than walleye and get a better feed conversion.   greg
Comment by Ken Chio on October 2, 2011 at 4:03pm

Hi. I am involved with a start up aquaponics commercial venture in Livonia Michigan. Because we are in Michigan we are looking at using cold water fish such as Walleye to use in our systems. The species of Tilipia that is used in Aquaponic systems seems to be restriced from aqualculture production in Michigan. I am looking forward to learning past experiences and challenges of Walleye and other cold water fish in an aquaponic system. Thanks!

Comment by Karen Matus on May 9, 2011 at 7:38am

Cool!  Now we have 5!   I'm glad to see I'm not the only one interested in Walleye Aquaponics here :-)

 

Comment by Karen Matus on April 16, 2011 at 7:10pm

I'm so excited!  Now we have 3 in our group.  Welcome, K! 

 

Comment by Karen Matus on April 13, 2011 at 7:48am

Yeay!  My group has two people! 

Yes, I downloaded the whole text chapter by chapter.  I noticed many other sites on walleye kept referencing this book, so I figured it was worthwhile to have! :-)  I started reading sections of it already.

Comment by Jay Wolf on April 11, 2011 at 8:18pm
Walleye Culture Manual is the bible of walleye books!!!!  I purchased one on the original copies many years ago.  Tons of useful information!!!!!
Comment by Karen Matus on April 11, 2011 at 5:15pm
Also, I found a place where the textbook "Walleye Culture Manual" can be downloaded chapter by chapter for reading.   Go to www.ncrac.org/Topics/walleyemanual.htm
Comment by Karen Matus on April 11, 2011 at 4:45pm

I found an interesting website sheet that talks about various considerations in Walleye raising.  http://www.ncrac.org/NR/rdonlyres/5188DD9B-A7A1-4D5A-AEAD-0F062958B...
I am posting it here, so that it is easy to go back to it, if needed... both for myself and for anyone interested in this possibility.


 

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