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Where are the "dinks"?

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Starting last year, and more noticeable this year, I'm catching very few "dinks" and "cobs" --- those little 8-9-10-11 inch walleyes.

That kind of scares me....... where are the next 14-15-16 inchers coming from?

Has there been a recent lake survey? Are we missing some year classes?

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Caught a dink today.

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There were some very good year classes for walleyes that resulted in the current fish in the 14-16 inch size. 2004 was a very poor year, remember how cold the summer was.

2005 and 06 were better but not as good as the years that are now producing the 14-16 inchers. Walleyes are going to be tough in a couple of years for a year or two. The DNR has this survey info and it might be found on the vermilion web site.

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The latest survey report was published in the SCLV newsletter, if it isn't up on the DNR website. The newsletter is available on the web.

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I catch the dinks in pike bay all the time.Last time i was up i caught 6 walleyes and 5 of them were too small to keep.

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