On Monday morning, Kevin Smith and Ken Yetman from DNR shocked the Wilelinor Stream Valley Restoration project to see what fish and other aquatic organisms have moved up into the system  four years after the completion of the project.

Kevin Smith

Among the species spotted were several brown water snakes, an eastern painted turtle  (Chrysemys picta picta), and lots of American eel (Anguilla rostrata) elvers.  Two of the fish species found at the site were channel catfish (Ictalurus punctatus) and bluegills (Lepomis macrochirus), pictured below.