Gillnetting Getting Underway On Iowa Great Lakes

Mon 4-4-2016

(Spirit Lake)-- An annual rite of Spring is getting underway on the Iowa Great Lakes. Mike Hawkins, a Fisheries Biologist with the Iowa Department of Natural Resource, tells KUOO news conditions are right for gillnetting operations to get underway...Hawkins & Gillnetting01     

Once the operations are fully underway, Hawkins says the fish hatchery in Orleans will be open daily from 8:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. to give the public additional opportunities to view the operations...Hawkins & Gillnetting02     

As in the past, Hawkins says crews from throughout the state will be helping out...Hawkins & Gillnetting03     

Hawkins says the gillnetting itself usually takes about 7 to 10 days to complete. He says the hatchery operations will remain in full gear another two weeks or so beyond that.