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.

Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
Jiggin Machine

Little Humor

12 posts in this topic

I heard this from a few boats over while fishing the Rainy River this last weekend. Thought I would pass it on.

"Only in Minnesota can you have 5 deer and 4 fish". I got a chuckle out of it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thats funny and sad.

It shows the DNR only cares about quality over quantity when it comes to the precious walleyes...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I dont think the DNR is worried about managing the Walleye Herd like they are the deer herd gorilla.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Well...

5 deer YEARLY limit

4 walleye daily limit

Slight difference.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Post deleted by DEADhead

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Actually, the 4 fish limit was selected because that was the lowest creel limit that was acceptable by anglers, however since it wouldn't bring us down to our sustainable harvest level we had to incorporate the 19.5 - 28 inch protected slot.

As for the deer, there definately isn't a shortage up there. I counted at least 50 in the fields from Birchdale to Clementson opening afternoon.

War Eagle!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Well here in north dakota you can have 5 walleye no slot. and can buy as many deer tags as you want.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

how many do you need to eat. Arent we there for the good times not to take home tons of fillet?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I really believe that it truly is the experience and not the amount of fillets you bring home. Same with deerhunting if you dont bring a deer home it was a "bad" trip? I dont think so!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

My gripe wouldn't be the tight fish limit, I'm all for it on more lakes, but my idea of DNR "management" is that they just like reporting RECORD numbers and don't care about quality deer or protecting the buck to doe ratio by pushing the season back a couple weeks so it doesn't fall right on the prime rut like Wisconsin or Iowa. I see way too many baskets biting the bullet because they're horny.

Anyway who cares, I thought the original post was funny. Since you can shoot five deer yourself in one day(although we all know its your yearly) and only four walleyes in one day.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Golly gorilla.. Here on this big pond we got it all, lots of fish, and lots of BIG fish too!!!

Quality and Quantity.. A good combination!

fiskyknut

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

My 2cents

The reason I believe this slot and limit was agreed to is that it simply keeps the fishery the way it always has been-AWESOME. Remember the DNR don't know exactly the total numbers of fish present in the lake, just an educated guess.

And don't forget that the local towns need the fishery to stay GREAT. It brings in alot of buisness. I know if I lived up there (Big hopes) I would have voted for the slot and limit..jut my 2 cents.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0



  • Posts

    • CigarGuy
      Cliff, you finally made it down to our end of the lake!  Did anybody catch a walleye?  I'm not totally turned off by them, I'll still stop by for a snack or drink...or both. You can't beat the setting - sitting out on the deck!
    • leech~~
      Get the Breads ready to cross! Opps I'm mean boards!
    • Drop a line
      Thanks guys that's what i was thinking. 
    • Cliff Wagenbach
      Today the Lake Vermilion Guides League held an ice fishing day for 35 5th and 6th graders from the Cook area at the Landing. The Landing very graciously hosted this group of kids for us. I found the owners to be very friendly and happy to be a part of the kids outing! I would not hesitate to stop in there for a meal or drink if I get in that area again! Cliff
    • BassThumb.
      I was on an Annandale area lake yesterday with only about 9" of ice which was getting rotten and black in places. The lake had 15" of clear ice and I was driving a Silverado on it a week earlier. There were quite a few areas where water had drained though cracks and opened up fist-sized holes within the crack.   All in all, the lake was perfectly safe for walking and more than likely not rotten or thin enough to make it unsafe for ATVs at this point. The landing was is pretty good shape, all things considered, but if one were to put an ATV in the drink, that'd be where it'd happen.