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DNR stocks area waters
Ben Solberg, left, and Aiden Roessein try their hand at trout fishing in the creek near Klondike Road and County Y, west of Monroe, May 23. (Times file photo: Anthony Wahl)
MONROE - Swimming underneath the ice now, our local fish population saw a big boost in the spring after the Department of Natural Resources stocked fish to build up the catchable-sized base population. Kurt Welke, DNR fish biologist for Green, Rock and Dane counties, said DNR officials work on a rotational basis to sample streams, creeks and rivers to see what kind of fish population there is in a particular county. He said every three to six years they will build a base quota and try to stock the waters to ensure the population of fish stays strong.