Did "lakemaster" re-survey the lake, or is this data from Navionics? Trying to keep ownership straight. Hummingbird owns Lakemaster it appears although it is a little ambiguous. Johnson outdoors owns Hummingbird. Garmin owns Navionics. Navico owns Lowrance and C-Maps.
I used to think there were only 3 sets of data for Vermilion, the OG Lakemaster 3 foot, Navionics 1 foot, and Garmin 1 foot. Then Garmin acquired Navionics. And now we have three families of stuff to consider for electronics and trolling motors. And since nothing works with the other brands it becomes a real decision which one to get locked into and no source of unbiased uncorrupted objective information.....☹️
I think that the primary purpose of any harvest regulation is to control the total amount of fish taken from the lake, and secondarily to alter the size structure of the population. Minimum sizes, slots, numerical limits all have their problems with their effects on the size distribution, especially in a lake where the harvest is near the maximum level. We all have heard of a large lake here in Minnesota with all sorts of issues that are basically insoluble in the face of the high level of fishing pressure it gets.
The best thing that could happen to Vermilion is for Canada to reopen. 😀 I don't know that keeping 4 12 inchers is somehow worse than keeping 4 17 inch fish, with regards to the population, for example. I hope folks don't start filling their freezers in the spring and fall when the fishing is good. (it is unlawful but a lot of it happened anyway)
I'm just glad to see that things are looking up for the lake and the West end in particular so I won't have to psych myself up for a long boat ride in order to actually catch a walleye.
Congratulations on retirement, CigarGuy. It has been 2 years for me now and I know you will love it. Can't say I have been fishing more than when I was working, but at least I can pick the best times to go.
Just don't keep any 12-13" walleyes😀. Can't wait to visit your bay and catch some crappies. Tomorrow, Is my last day working, I'm officially retiring. I'll be chasing them all spring. Then on to the walleyes!! Can't wait....I better add that I'll be practicing c/r, if I'm lucky enough to catch a few 😀
@gimruis Hey this is a feed for info. Not life lessons. Get off this feed if all your here for is to argue. Also your not helping your cause by saying you worked for the Dnr. If the Dnr had it figured out, there would be a minimum size. Quit being a jackass.
They were there yesterday afternoon when we came back to the lake. I'm not sure they were running yet as there wasn't anybody down at the water. It was a cold, wet, nasty day though. Gates were closed & had a sign on it, no visitors this season in order to follow CV-19 protocols.
i've used all at one point or another, and there isn't a big difference that i can see, on V at least. One consideration is the "Follow the Contour" option, if you use a Humminbird/Minnkota trolling option. It only works with LakeMaster.
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