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I was able to make it to the promise land of crappies last year with a buddy. We limited out in less than an hour with 30 of the biggest slabs I've ever seen! AWESOME! I keep on hearing about the gigantic pike in URL......Is there a slot just as there is on LOW? When does the northern fishing start to heat up? Thanks in advance!

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The pike fishing on URL is world class, and I get sick when I see people dragging all those 12- to 20-pound pike out of the lake. I would definitely be in favor of some kind of a slot that would protect those fish. How about protect the pike from 30 to 40 inches and one over 40 inches or something like that. Word has really gotten out about the pike and the big pike took a hit this past year.

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That really sucks. Why on earth would you keep a fish that large? If you want to mount it....take measurements and get a duplicate made...RELEASE THE FISH!!!!!!!!!

Eating a fish of that size shouldn't even be an option. I love to eat fish, don't get me wrong, but eating a 17lb northern...come one. Let the **** thing go, so someone else can enjoy catching it. That's my two cents!

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As it stands now as stated above there are no special regs! If someone wants to keep a trophy for the wall and there within the legal peramiters then fine. Ive put back big fish and certainly dont mind if a person choses not to. If you think otherwise then contact the DNR.

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I guess I don't see much reason to keep a fish that large. When everyone starts keeping 15 pound plus fish, the trophy fish population takes a hit...just like Fish-On stated. To me, it's common sense to keep the 2-5 pounders and let the others go.

Take lots of pictures, take measurements and get a duplicate made. There should be the same regulations on URL as there are on LOW.

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I'm with you on eating the small ones and letting the big girls go.

But there are a lot of people who've never come close to a 10 lb pike in all their lives, let alone a shot at a 15, a 17, or a 20 plus.

Yes, the more big girls come out, the fewer there will be. But I don't think it should be for you or me to say who should put what back. That's more properly a matter for each angler and their conscience.

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I love to catch big fish of all species and when i do i take a picture measure it and put it back in the lake as soon as possible.
I hope that alot of other fishermen do to so we can keep on catching BIGGER AND BIGGER FISH. and remember: A PICTURE TELLS A THOUSANDS WORDS. TROLLIN.............

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There is no special slot limit on the pike. It just follows the rules for all other Minnesota lakes. The pike fishing is very decent all winter long.

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West Wind
Waskish, MN
218-647-8998

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The URLAA has a catch and release program where you can bring the picture of the northern in to sign up and then you can get a replica mount done at a very reduced price. Also different colored pins depending on the size of the fish.
The signs on # 72 as you enter the Upper Red Lake Area from either direction call the program CPR. "Catch Photo Release"
The area resorts have tally sheets where you put down your name and the length of the fish you released.
Hopefully this program will catch on as we need to keep these fish in the lake.

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Waskish Minnow Station
218-647-8652

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In my opinion, you just can't beat the taste of a 21" to 24" northern. Anything on either side of these measurements keep on swimming. Two more weeks and I'll be eating one of these bad boys.

FLAAAAG!!!!!!!!!!
codeman

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Would be nice if all they ate was them 6" perch. And sheephead. smile.gif

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As with most inland lake fish, the bigger the fish the more apt it is to be a breeder. We keep taking all the breeding fish and we will be fishing for nothing.

Let the big ones go, they don't taste that good anyhow.

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Hey Cody im more interested in what you will be drinking?

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