Above, a new round goby caught in Lake Erie.
DNR Worries Species Could Endanger Walleye, Sturgeon In Lake Winnebago
The unpleasant round goby fish is newly found in northeastern Wisconsin's Fox River.
Four round gobies had been found earlier in the day this week within the lake nearby the city of Neenah. "It's the first-time to my understanding we've discovered circular gobies in inland seas in state of Wisconsin, " said Department of Natural sources fishery biologist Kendall Kamke. "we understand we all of them into the Great Lakes."
The seafood prey on bluegill and bass eggs — if they go into Lake Winnebago, Kamke fears they might pursue walleye and sturgeon eggs, that are essential from ecological and financial standpoints. From there, the gobies could distribute towards the Wolf River.
The lock that connects the Fox River with Lake Winnebago has been closed off to contain the fish.
Kamke said if anglers catch the seafood, which are indigenous to the Caspian and Black seas, they should just take a picture, freeze the seafood and contact the DNR.