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DNR stocks area waters
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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.