Some northern Wisconsin lakes have shown declining trends in walleye recruitment over the last two decades. Recent research suggests that walleye and yellow perch recruitment are influenced by similar factors, but the current status of yellow perch recruitment in northern Wisconsin is unknown. The objective of this study is to determine if lakes with declining walleye recruitment also show signs of declining yellow perch recruitment. In 2021, six lakes located in the Minocqua area were sampled and additional lakes will be sampled this year. Learn more about this study and what the preliminary data show from AnaSara Gillem, a Master’s student in the Wisconsin Cooperative Fishery Research Unit at UW-Stevens Point.