April 21, 2015
Hole Products is pleased to be able to support Walleye’s for Tomorrow with the donation of Aqua Gel Goldseal. This 100% bentonite product is added to the spawn mixture from walleye to increase the suspension of the walleye eggs, thus increasing the overall hatch rate to about 70%.
Walleye’s for Tomorrow is a non-profit project-oriented organization with the goal of protecting water quality and spawning habitat improvements. Walleyes for Tomorrow works in cooperation with DNR fisheries biologists to protect the waters of Wisconsin. Walleye’s For Tomorrow restocks local lakes with over 25-30 million fingerling a year.
Hole Products is proud to be able to provide an opportunity to help restore and protect our lakes and streams for future generations.
Photos from Silver Lake Hatchery in Barron County, WI (Courtesy of Walleye’s for Tomorrow).
Initial mixing of fertilized eggs with a feather in a suspension of bentonite diluted with lake water.
Image 2: The mix in the cooler is right after the initial mixing of water and Aqua Gel Goldseal, it sits for 15 minutes then it’s siphoned off and eggs end up in a jar of constantly flowing lake water until hatched.