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    Friday, December 02, 2022

    Stocking fish

    Taylor Perrotta, a seasonal employee with the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) fisheries division, pours a handful of Walleye fingerlings into Long Pond in Ledyard Monday, October 26, 2020. The state annually stocks over 33,000 4-6 inch fingerlings in lakes and ponds across the state. The Walleye, also known as yellow pike or yellow pickerel, are brought in from Minnesota. The fingerlings will take 3-4 years to grow to the 18-inch minimum size that anglers can keep. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
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    Staff from the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) fisheries division stock Walleye fingerlings in Long Pond in Ledyard Monday, Oct. 26, 2020.

    The state annually stocks over 33,000 4-6 inch fingerlings in lakes and ponds across the state.

    The Walleye, also known as yellow pike or yellow pickerel, are brought in from Minnesota.

    The crew measured 50 of the 1,600 fingerlings destined for the pond to get an average for the size being stocked. 

    The fingerlings will take 3-4 years to grow to the 18-inch minimum size that anglers are allowed to keep. 

    Dave Piera, with the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) fisheries division, pours Walleye fingerlings into a boat in preparation to stock the fish in Long Pond in Ledyard Monday, October 26, 2020. The state annually stocks over 33,000 4-6 inch fingerlings in lakes and ponds across the state. The Walleye, also known as yellow pike or yellow pickerel, are brought in from Minnesota. The fingerlings will take 3-4 years to grow to the 18-inch minimum size that anglers can keep. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
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    Taylor Perrotta, a seasonal employee with the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) fisheries division, measures a Walleye fingerling in preparation to stock the fish in Long Pond in Ledyard Monday, October 26, 2020. The state annually stocks over 33,000 4-6 inch fingerlings in lakes and ponds across the state. The Walleye, also known as yellow pike or yellow pickerel, are brought in from Minnesota. The fingerlings will take 3-4 years to grow to the 18-inch minimum size that anglers can keep. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
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    Taylor Perrotta, right, a seasonal employee with the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) fisheries division, measures a Walleye fingerling as DEEP Fisheries Biologist Mike Beauchene, left, records the numbers and hatchery staffer Dave Piera, back, pours fingerlings into a boat in preparation to stock the fish in Long Pond in Ledyard Monday, October 26, 2020. The crew measured 50 of the 1600 fingerlings destined for the pond to get an average for the size being stocked. The state annually stocks over 33,000 4-6 inch fingerlings in lakes and ponds across the state. The Walleye, also known as yellow pike or yellow pickerel, are brought in from Minnesota. The fingerlings will take 3-4 years to grow to the 18-inch minimum size that anglers can keep. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
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    Staff from the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) fisheries division stock Walleye fingerlings in Long Pond in Ledyard Monday, October 26, 2020. The state annually stocks over 33,000 4-6 inch fingerlings in lakes and ponds across the state. The Walleye, also known as yellow pike or yellow pickerel, are brought in from Minnesota. The fingerlings will take 3-4 years to grow to the 18-inch minimum size that anglers can keep. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
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    Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) Fisheries Biologist Mike Beauchene, right, and Taylor Perrotta, a seasonal employee with the DEEP, motor across Long Pond in Ledyard to stock the body of water with 1,600 Walleye fingerlings Monday, October 26, 2020. The crew measured 50 of the 1600 fingerlings destined for the pond to get an average for the size being stocked. The state annually stocks over 33,000 4-6 inch fingerlings in lakes and ponds across the state. The Walleye, also known as yellow pike or yellow pickerel, are brought in from Minnesota. The fingerlings will take 3-4 years to grow to the 18-inch minimum size that anglers can keep. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
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