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Duke96

67 walleyes taken from Rainy, angler's fined

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Duke96

Thought I'd share this here for anyone interested. Here's the Star Trib story link:

http://www.startribune.com/stories/531/4831360.html

Personally, I think these guys should not be allowed to come back to Minnesota to fish ever again. 67 fish in their posession while on the lake, and another 40 back in their hotel! I'm curious as to why they seized the boat, motor and trailer, but not the vehicle that was pulling the boat? I thought they had the authority to seize your entire rig.

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Kab Dreamin

I just want someone to show me how to catch 100+ walleyes.

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Duke96

I hear ya, Kab Dreamin. wink.gif Allthough it sounds like they were keeping everything they caught, no matter how small or big. I can understand ignorance, even thought it's no excuse. But blatant disrespect for the laws, the fisheries and other anglers makes me mad.gif.

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Jackpine

They should post all offenders names and pictures. As well as take away their vehicles. I think the penalties have have to be so risky that NO ONE would be stupid enough to infringe on a natural resource...

Wait a minute... they did lose their boat and fishing gear ...

This is a frustrating issue.

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road kill

I agree Duke!
We need stiffer fines and penalties for anyone that does not follow our laws. Not just for the people out of state but locals as well. I believe a bust like that should cost locals or out of state anglers there fishing privledges for life! I see it and here it all the time. Some people think that filling the livewell and freezing all those fish will impress everyone. NOT ME! My son and I have released a few hundred walleyes over the past few years with many in the 8# range. I love the taste of those walleyes as well, but fresh and not frozen. Only keep enough for a fresh meal and leave the rest go for others to enjoy. When I see people keeping everything they catch, in my mind its not that they are a " Great Fisherman", but guys that think they may never catch another fish again!

[This message has been edited by road kill (edited 06-18-2004).]

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Walleye1948

Does anyone know if they're also reported to the Illinois DNR? I sure think they should be.

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yellowriverotter

the article posted literally sickened me. I have a rather large family who all enjoy walleye so i will not pass up a slot fish..but would never keep a fish above 17 inches even if it was a "trophy" I also believe a crime commited like that deserves more than a fine and possibly even a couple months in jail. Its *****s like that who ruin fisheries all over the midwest.

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namakan59

I think those people should be not allowed to fish there ever like when a couple of mungs came and fished out that lake never again no minnesota fishing license

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Sloppy2nds

huh?

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Kab Dreamin

Yeah, a little punctuation and maybe a little spelling help on that post would have made it a little easier to decipher.

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namakan59

Sorry about the reply a couple back. My son got on this site and made a remark when I had left the room. I had a talk to him about the proper use of these forums. He is a true sportsman who would rather catch and release fish then eat them.

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