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
cesmith

Marked Walleye's

7 posts in this topic

This weekend I was on The Whitefish Chain and one of the walleye's I caught had two lines marked on the under side of the head. One line was green and one was orange like the fish were marked for some reason.

I took a close up picture of it if anybody wants to see it.

Any idea what and who marked this fish.

Charles

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

the dnr marked them 2 years ago when they were milking them at the striping station. Then there was a creel survey following that for a population estimate

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Where on the Whitefish Chain are you fishing? I just started fishing up there and I can't find a walleye for nothing. I'm just looking for some areas to start. Any advice would be appreciated.

Thanks,

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Part of the study was also to see where the fish move to after the spawn. I would e mail Tim Brastrup at the Brainerd DNR with the specifics of where you caught them. It may help in their study.

I forget his exact e mail but it could be found on the dnr website I'm sure.

The studies participants were somewhat limited to people that the DNR asked to help out a couple years ago. They wanted the guides and a few local fisherman that fish whitefish a lot to specifically look for the mark and record where the fish was caught. But, that doesn't mean they wouldn't take info from anyone I'm sure. It's just that marks were not that noticeable to most anglers and there was a certain color combination of the stripes that the study was focused on.

ccarlson

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I was down at the stripping station this spring and saw them marking fish. Each year they inject a different color. It's their way of judging how many fish return to spawn, and how many times. The DNR guys said the only time they want to know about the marked fish is when they make it back to the stripping station.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks for all the information, the marked walleye was caught outside of Trout lake, so based on if the fish was marked during stripping those fish are traveling farther then I thought.

Thanks

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

They have found fish in little pine with marks.

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

    • KidMoe
      I'm thinking the same thing!  When will I get another chance to target walleyes and bass with a long rod in February!
    • loadmaster
      Was up yesterday.  Tried going out of Stoney Point the sand landing is undo able ice ridge out a ways and did not see any tracks going out.  The boat launch has a pressure ridge in front and looked like ATV were following the ridge  toward the point.\ There were two trucks out there no idea how they got there.  we finally went out of Pine Point.  Ice conditions are perfect. No slush no water on the road,   You cannot get out to the trench from here ice heave between. We drilled some holes and a lot of  5 inch perch. When we were going out we asked if the tullies were biting,and he said no  not yet Seems to shallow out any where out there. The was in excellent shape as a lot of wheel houses were coming out.  4 wheel drive was not used all day.  Ice cleats would have been nice to have.Hope this helps 
    • BRULEDRIFTER
      Most of the mercury pollution in our lakes is from rain.  That's why lakes deep in the back country also have consumption advisories. 
    • curt quesnell
      Looks like a beauty of a weekend...Here is what you want/need to know.  Good Luck everyone
    • mnorth
      Drove by Grays Bay this morning. The one and only house left has now partially fell thru. Not sure how this one is coming out.