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Netting last week on Lower Red Lake

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To all who want to read- I am an elementary teacher in Ponemah, MN, which is in between upper and lower Red Lakes. Last week the DNR did a netting on Lower Red Lake to see what the count was. I took my class outside on the bank and watched them lower the nets into the water. It was a teaching moment for me to explain to them what they were doing and why. A lot of my students said that they can not be doing that for another five years. I said, that is right, but that is the DNR and they are the ones who are managing the lakes with the Tribe to regain the Walleye population. This week I talked to a janitor at our school and he said that it was the best netting that they have ever had on Lower Red Lake. He said lots of big walleyes in the 24 inch range and good numbers.

I asked his point of view about the tribe building a resort, and his reply was alot of members do not like the idea. I guess we will see where it leads us in the future.

I just thought some of you might want to hear what I know about the netting on Lower Red Lake.

Woodman

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Last winter we caught lots of walleyes fishing out of West Wind. Most were in the 12-15 inch range. They are coming back, lets hope they stick around this time and not get netted out again.

The crappie boom on URL the last few years was great...where else can you go in the midwest to catch big slabs in big numbers like we have in URL?

I hope the crappies will always re-produce in Red lake. I hope to fish there for many years and hopefully take my son there in the years to come.

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We also caught and released several walleye last year on Upper and heard many great reports from others we talked to. Hopefully the population will continue to grow (and the crappies too!) so you can experience some great fishing with your newest fishing buddy!

Congrats again to Woodman & Tiffany on the birth of their newest fishing buddy this week!

Thanks for the info!

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drake@blackduck.net

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Caught a lot of walleyes fishing for pike this year, but the largest ones were about 3- 3 1/2 pounds, maybe 22 inches.

Thanks for the input. I appreciate hearing what going on from the inside.

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last 2 times we went up tried to go 4 pike we could not keep the eyes of our line didnt matter what we through they were every where 3 to 4 lbs

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