Was referring to same info that Terry mentioned. Your statements as to Indian being states baby to make money is in my opinion way off base. It is flat out the Best saugeye lake in state and produces healthy numbers every year. With that in mind worthy of large stockings,as well as fishing pressure. State is putting fish all over state but making wise use of our money by putting the fish in lakes where the fishermen can catch more of them an where the numbers stay in place instead of washing money in saugeye away by large stocking of rivers where they flush away. Your point on catching saugeyes from lakes like Alum and Hoover (narrow channels)are easy pickings is very mis-informed. I have fished both river and lake and no comparision to which is a easier catch. Rivers when stocked heavy are fish for slaughter and easy to find. As it was for years below Oshay and Griggs for years. Now is different i agree tuffer to find but only because they are fewer. But come on over to Alum or Hoover and start showing us how easy those fish are to catch,especially this time of year. Again only my opinion as you are allowed yours just do not let the river in you over take your feelings on the lake fishing not even close to the same
The stocking numbers were down a couple years because majority of the females that they'd get eggs from up in maumee had some sort of virus,so they had to get the eggs from inland lakes like cj brown for a couple years. Last year another member that I guided has a son that works at the hatchery.He said they solved the virus issue and now treat the eggs from the maumee walleye which increased production.
I'm not sure about the total state numbers,but the latest numbers for Indian was 503,660 but not sure if it was 2011/2012.
The ODNR goal is 100 saugeye fingerlings per acre of water.