At least10% of all eggs hatched at the Pike River Hatchery are returned to Vermilion waters every year. According to DNR statistics that percentage is usually a much higher survival rate then if they had let the walleyes spawn naturally!
I consider that a good trade off!
They should not be going back to area waters or traded to other dnr districts they should go right back into LAKE VERMILLION !!! Don't ya think its time the dnr should start to listen to the paying public, us ! [trappers, hunters, fisherpeople ,boaters and snowmobilers ]