Read the full article from Laura Schulte (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)

“State officials are warning anglers to reduce their consumption of yellow perch and crappies harvested from the Petenwell Flowage after the fish tested positive for high levels of ‘forever chemicals.’ 

The Department of Natural Resources announced Wednesday afternoon that anglers who routinely harvest fish from that area eat the yellow perch or crappies no more than once a week. An existing advisory to only consume white bass once a month still remains in effect for the flowage, due to existing high levels of PCBs, as well as high levels of PFAS. 

The department received results from testing done on fish from the body of water in late July.

The Petenwell Flowage — also known as Petenwell Lake — is located in Wood, Adams and Juneau Counties, covering about 23,000 acres of land. It’s Wisconsin’s second-largest man-made lake, and host to several different species of fish, such as musky, panfish, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, northern pike, walleye and sturgeon.”…