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irishjigs

Lake Mille Lacs winter fishing regulations won't be tightened

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Thanks for the posting Irishjigs grin.gif

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Thanks for the update. seeeeeeeee yeaaaaaaaaaaaa on the ice.

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Great news. Now maybe I can justify to everyone why I'll be fishing there so much this winter!! grin.gif

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I was excited as well until I read article.

Looks like next year we will feel the pinch.

Anybody have any more details on why the low survey numbers??

We didn't do THAT good this year.

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a friend of mine's father has a house on the north shore and he told me that the fish were just thick floating up there this summer. He said it was way worse than other years as far as what they had to pick up.

Lotsa dead fish from heat or CPR or what ever....

Judging by the lower catch rates this fall, i'm starting to believe the net surveys frown.gif

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thanks for the post. cant wait to hit the ice now!!

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I hope the perch numbers are still good. I really don't care what I keep or throw back, I am there for the fun that is Mille Lacs in the winter.

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The question is how a "boost" for local business this winter going to affect those same business' next spring and summer? I know a lot of them are hurting up there right now.

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