On September 22, 2003 the Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR) stocked 23,520 walleye fingerlings into Golden Lake. This stocking is one of the elements in a co-operative walleye rehabilitation for Golden Lake.
In September 2004, MNR added another 15,500 walleye fingerlings to Golden Lake in its efforts to improve the walleye numbers.
Walleye remains the most popular fish for re-stocking. A number of concerned groups, including the Algonquins of Pikwakanagan came together to find a solution for the declining walleye population. The first step of the plan began with a five-year closure on walleye fishing.
Permits are issued annually through the Algonquin Harvest Department for whitefish netting. The netting season is only in November.