Definitely some sort of a slot limit needs to be put in place for sure. Personally fished some lakes before and after limit changes and have seen some good and some bad since they were implemented. Lindsey lake by Backus was one we fished hard for years and still do to a extent. Since it was put down to a 5 fish limit there's been just about as much pressure as years past before limit changes. Sadly the same guys fish it day after day taking 5 of the biggest fish in the system home with them each day. Basically more pound for your buck mentality. ☹️ Trophy fish have actually became less since the ruling. Pleasant Lake is another near St cloud where another 5 fish ruling was put on. I lived on this lake for 3 years and fished it religiously for gills during the limit change the size structure I saw wasn't even close to trophy caliber. Maybe now it is I don't fish it anymore maybe some other anglers have found something different if so hope they chime in. Maybe I just didn't know how to fish it 😂 This is one of my concerns and thoughts that really has me thinking will it work everywhere? guess we will see. We definitely need to try some options because we are already way behind as we know and some have stated !
Here's a dip to try that the wife makes quite often for a appetizer at parties. Chop up a bag of Imitation crab some onion add some cream cheese some ground horseradish and some cocktail sauce shot of lemon juice mix all together and serve with ritz crackers. Its a hit dang tasty.
Dutch Boy 11 I'm not sure if anyone welcomed you yet. We got into such a debate LOL! We all forgot to Welcome you to FM. Welcome! Glad to see you on board sure you will bring some great insight to FM. Are you the same Dutch Boy from another local ? 😉
Really hard to talk about a quality bluegill initiative when my favorite gill lake doesn't have any fish in it with the 2 consecutive years of winter kill. I haven't kept an 8 inch gill in that lake since the winter kill a ways ago.