PUEBLO, Colo. - A crew of volunteers is working to keep walleye fish plentiful in Colorado.
They're catching and mating the fish at the Pueblo Reservoir and have been for the past three weeks.
The goal is to get 125 million eggs to stock bodies of water in Colorado.
Volunteers say if they didn't mate the fish, there wouldn't be any walleyes left.
Volunteers normally work with the fish for about a month, but this year they've encountered a setback.
“The big winds really tore up the fish and tore up everything and we lost basically two days of netting,” said Bill Shumaker.
The volunteers say they are also short on the number of collected eggs this year so they could continue mating into April.