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Wisconsin officials: Lake Delton restocking working (9:56 a.m. 11/19/09)

LAKE DELTON, Wis. (AP) — State fishing experts say restocking on Lake Delton is working well so far.

Department of Natural Resources workers boom-shocked the lake in September. They sent an electric current through the lake that momentarily stunned the fish, causing them to float to the surface so workers could measure them.

Scot Stewart, a DNR fisheries supervisor, says fish were everywhere. He says walleye in the lake now average almost 10 inches long.

He says walleye and bass should reach their legal size limits by fall of 2011.

Lake Delton drained away into the Wisconsin River in 2008 after torrential rains eroded a section of shoreline. The DNR began to refill the lake in December 2008. Restocking efforts began this past spring.

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