Students in Jason Lee's College Credit Plus Environmental Science Class got a front row seat to the Ohio Division of Wildlife's annual egg collection at Mosquito Reservoir. Each year around this time, the Ohio Division of Wildlife collects hundreds of quarts of walleye eggs from female walleye at Mosquito Lake to help ensure a healthy walleye population. The fish are caught in nets, brought to the launch ramp to extract the eggs, and returned to the lake. The eggs are then fertilized and taken to a state fish hatchery where they are nurtured in optimum conditions and returned to the lake in April or May. Without these efforts, the walleye fishing so many people enjoy, would not be possible.
HHS students witness annual walleye egg collection
MAR 18, 2022