Guests - If You want access to member only forums on FM. You will gain access only when you Sign-in or Sign-Up on Fishing Minnesota.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

  • RECEIVE THE GIFTS MEMBERS SHARE WITH YOU HERE...THEN...CREATE SOMETHING TO ENCHANT OTHERS THAT YOU WANT TO SHARE

    You know what we all love...

    When you enchant people, you fill them with delight and yourself in return. Have Fun!!!

Sign in to follow this  
wall_guy_101

Male Walleyes

Recommended Posts

wall_guy_101

Just a question that was brought up between a co-worker and I. How big can a male walleye get??

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
PieEyed

I read off the DNR website that a an adult male can reach aprox 22" - 24" in MN.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
IRISHSOBNO4

i had one that was 27 inches, hooked real deep!!

i was surprised to see it was a male when i cleaned it.

i talked to a taxidermist about it he said he has had some in the 9lb range that were males.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Team Otter

In my opinion, anything over 21" would be "out of the norm" for being a male 'eye.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
TRZ

i caught a tagged male at Mille Lacs this fall, it was 21.75 inches and had been first tagged in 02'. i assume it was well over 10 years old. it was cool to get a report on it because i just assumed anything over 20 inches was female. smile.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
TRZ

You ate a 27 inch walleye? i thought i was hungry! confused.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
IRISHSOBNO4

tast just as good as any other eye.

the lake i caught it on has no natural reproduction

and it was going to die....wanton waste?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
SFBOY

my dad caught one that was 26.5" two years ago through the ice on green bay. it had a tag in it. the tag indicated that it had been tagged 9 years earlier about two miles from where he caught it. at the time it was tagged, it was 25". in 9 years it grew only 1.5". the DNR estimated the fish to be 16 to 17 years old.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
TRZ

the tagged male i caught had grown 1/2 inch since april 02', and i caught it in late setember of this year. I have never hooked a walleye so deep i knew it would die what were you using? a spear? grin.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
fishin magician

What do you think male? 31 inches really really skinney. Different looking fins also.

31203kjhs1.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Team Otter

That's a skinny boar. grin.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Bigfife

I CPR'd a 24" tagged male walleye out on Mille Lacs this year. I never knew they could get that big.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
SFBOY

i think it was the same thing; the hook was in there good if i remember him telling me correctly.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
PieEyed

There are two options when you gut hook a fish you want to release.

First, choice for me is. Take a small needle nose and go through the gill on the side of the fish. Squeeze the shank of the hook and rotate your wrist, the hook will come right out. Gut hooked or not it's an easy way to remove a hook.

I see more people pulling on the line, tearing out the guts. Then sticking their big needle nose down the mouth of the walleye trying to get there hook back. Then look over at you and say, "what can you do it was gut hooked." I just have to look away.

I'm sure most of you know how to do this already but for those that don't I would love to shoot a clip on my digital camera on how to remove a hook this way. Do you think I could post it on here?

Second, choice if you don't feel confident in performing choice one, then just cut the line.

There's no excuse for saying, it was hooked deep that's why I killed a big walleye.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
IRISHSOBNO4

when you fight a fish for 2 minuts and its bleeding all over you should add it to your limit, not let it go to lay on the bottom and die...especially in warm water.

that is wanton waste.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
ozzie

If you were not in the boat don't comment on how one should have treated a fish. Thanks PieEyed for the options with a gut hook but to the rest don't start bashing a person unless you were with and know the situation. Otherwise it is pointless!!!!!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  



  • Your Responses - Share & Have Fun :)

    • smurfy
      sheez got that right!!!!!!!!!
    • hunterdown
      I might be able to make this, I think Jr. will have the time off as well....so, maybe him and I?
    • Rick
      Spring turkey hunters hoping to bag a tom during the first two weeks of the season have until Friday, Jan. 26, to apply for a lottery permit. The season runs from April 18 to May 31 and is divided into six hunt periods, A through F (see table below). Hunt A and B licenses for firearms hunters age 18 and older are limited in availability and assigned via lottery drawing. Turkey lottery applications cost $5 and can be purchased online at mndnr.gov/licenses, by phone at 888-665-4236, or in person from a license agent. Successful applicants will receive a postcard in the mail by mid-February and can purchase their hunting license starting March 1. Firearms licenses for hunts C, D, E and F are not lottery-limited and will be available for purchase over-the-counter beginning March 1. All licensed turkey hunters can participate in Hunt F if they have an unused tag from one of the earlier hunt periods. Archery and youth hunters (under 18) are exempt from the lottery and may purchase a spring turkey license valid during all hunt periods, including hunts A and B. Surplus lottery licenses from hunts A and B, if available, will be sold over-the-counter starting in mid-March. Visit mndnr.gov/hunting/turkey for more information about turkey hunting in Minnesota. 2018 Spring Turkey Hunt Periods
      Hunt A: April 18 – 24
      Hunt B: April 25 – May 1
      Hunt C: May 2 – 8
      Hunt D: May 9 – 15
      Hunt E: May 16-22
      Hunt F: May 23-31 Discuss below - to view set the hook here.
    • Rick
      Youth and adults can learn to hunt turkeys this April with experienced volunteers who will cover safe hunting techniques, how to call-in turkeys, hunting tactics and field dressing a bird. “We teach the skills and techniques that allow new turkey hunters to become lifelong hunters,” said Mike Kurre, learn-to-hunt program coordinator with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. “This has been a successful program and as a bonus, we love hearing how former participants go full circle to teach others how to hunt.” Participants can apply through Monday, Feb. 12. The hunts are Saturday, April 21, and Sunday, April 22, and provide opportunities to access locations that may otherwise be closed to hunting. “We get volunteers from the National Wild Turkey Federation and this is the 16th year we’ve cooperated for these hunts,” Kurre said. “Over the years we’ve introduced more than 5,000 people to these hunting experiences. We also work with the Minnesota National Guard to get military adults and their families into turkey hunting.” Details about how to apply and costs to participate are available at mndnr.gov/turkeyhunt. A pre-hunt orientation is required and all participants will need to have a valid firearms safety certificate or its equivalent. Youth must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Overall participation in the hunts is restricted by the number of volunteers and private lands that are available. Anyone interested in providing turkey hunting land for the mentored youth hunts should contact the Keith Carlson, Save the Habitat Save the Hunt coordinator for the National Wild Turkey Federation in Minnesota at kcanoka@comcast.net.   Discuss below - to view set the hook here.
    • Rick
      Gov. Mark Dayton has proclaimed Jan. 20-28 as Snowmobile Safety Awareness Week in Minnesota. This an opportunity for the Department of Natural Resources, volunteer safety instructors, the Minnesota United Snowmobilers Association (MNUSA) and its 250 member snowmobile clubs to join together to recognize the importance of safe, responsible snowmobiling. “It’s a fun and exciting activity, but snowmobilers should always remember to make safety a top priority,” said Conservation Officer Bruce Lawrence, DNR recreational vehicle coordinator. “They should also always use common sense and keep a clear head when riding.” Here are some other key safety points: Snowmobiling and alcohol don’t mix – don’t drink and ride. Smart riders are safe riders – take a snowmobile safety training course. Always wear a helmet and adequate clothing. When night riding slow down – expect the unexpected. Know before the ride  – always check local trail and ice conditions. Cross with care. Know risks and be prepared – make every trip a round trip. One is the loneliest number – never ride alone. Ride safe, stay on the trail – respect private property. To legally ride a snowmobile in Minnesota, residents born after Dec. 31, 1976 need a valid snowmobile safety certificate. Options for both classroom and online classes can be found at http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/safety/vehicle/snowmobile/index.html People can find Minnesota snowmobiling events and activities on the MNUSA webpage: https://mnsnowmobiler.org/get-involved/mnusa/events. Discuss below - to view set the hook here.
    • eyeguy 54
      sounds like a hoot. hope to get there. 
    • Roscoe010
      Hi Wanderer, I am going up this weekend too.  Glad the weather will be warm! I will try a different pit this time, but had good luck last year.  I hope the fish will be active and hungry.
    • IceHawk
      Thanks Rick! Jeff hope to make it always a good time and laughs when you get a group of great people together. I usally do more jaw jacking  then fishing at these things but for me its just as much fun 
    • Rick
      I will donate a few goodies. I will send it to @Tom Sawyer if he messages me his address.
    • IceHawk
      Lol! Smurfy  Its not as easy to identify areas like the old days the ice towns in Mertens bay and in front of Steils old house on cedar island aren't there like years of past but she's still the same chain that you grew up on. And IMO better than when we wee younger. 
  • Share & Have Fun