• 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  
Payday

Slot is Set

Recommended Posts

Payday

The startribune published that the slot is set, 4 fish, 18-28 protected.

This should benefit both the angler as well as the resort owners. Hopefully it will remain constant for a few years and not have to be changed mid season again.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
dws

I can live with this slot. How about the rest of the folks?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
dws

> MN DNR Home > News >

News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Lake Mille Lacs walleye slot set for 2008 (March 4, 2008)

Anglers who fish Lake Mille Lacs during the 2008 fishing season will be able to keep four walleye up to 18 inches in length. The bag limit of four may include one trophy more than 28 inches.

The regulation, which begins May 10 and requires anglers to release all walleye from 18-to 28-inches, was set by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources following input from Mille Lacs area resort, angling and related interests.

The regulation aims to ensure that the state angler harvest falls within the state’s 2008 allocation of 307,500 pounds of walleye. Eight Chippewa Indian bands from Minnesota and Wisconsin may take 122,500 pounds of walleye.

From the DNR web-site.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
BigWadeS

I think this is a very good slot. It gives everyone a chance at a few for the frying pan and then the other added bonus of the big girls out there too! Will this also be adjusted mid summer like previous years?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Payday

DWS-Thanks for getting the actual article posted. You beat me to it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
dws

It's nice to be signed up for the e-mail alerts from the DNR. We all pay enough into them each year. There is some real good free stuff out there people just need to sign up for it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
PerchJerker

I'm good with the new slot.

Sure beats the 14"-16" keep slots that have occasionally been in force.

Sure beats the "4 under 20" and "4 under 22" slots of a few years ago - I hated seeing all those fish over 18" being cleaned.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
deadminnowcatcher

You hate to see 19 inch walleyes being cleaned? why?I dont enjoy seeing them being cleaned in the literal sense but i sure enjoy eating them. I would rather see a 2 fish limit with 2 under 20 inches

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Team Otter

Perfect. That's what it should be state-wide.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Bigeye30"

I'm all for it, but I will say this will make any tournament a little tougher, it'll be interesting to see what the pros can do with this,

The only negative I see being a factor is that the larger the slot, spand of inches wise, the more likely people will start keeping the 12 and 13 inchers or smaller,(yes I know some people are less unfortunate education wise and do so already) which will in turn make for some tough years ahead numbers wise with people focusing on the newer year classes, because their ego tells them they need a limit. Personally I wish they would add a minumum fourteen inch rule statewide. But this is better than it was that is for sure.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Jlineandsinker

I agree with you Otter,(state wide slot)If we could just add a couple of feet of water..

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Scott M

Love this slot. Pretty darn good compromise. You still get four fish and the slot only shrinks 2 inches. Coming off the tiniest of slots from midsummer this is a pretty nice compromise for anglers and resorters. The bite might be tough this year, but if the forage gets thinned out, 08 and 09 are going to be dynamite with a strong year class coming forward from 05.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
polarsusd81

I agree with Bigeye 30. I love the new slot for the pond, and along with a 14" minimum, it would make a great slot statewide. 4 fish from 14-18 would be great.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
HoleHopper

I can live with it? We have no choice!

What thins down some of the bigger fish, so as too keep the lake in balance, instead of targeting specific year classes? Or is this just a political (poundage issue)?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
thehawk

In the end I think this is a good slot. I think it is what is right for the lake and for anglers & resort owners alike. Now what I don't agree with is that the native americans got more pounds than last year? If the fishery is in need of help then why is the angling public the only side to give up some poundage? That just simply isn't right. If this lake is as bad off as the DNR of this state claims, then why does one group get more pounds and the anglers get less? Who do they work for anyways? Are they not employed by us tax payers? They should be working for both side in an equal manner. If there is a cut in poundage shouldn't both sides have to deal with a cut back? If I am looking at this issue correctly, the only group that has to deal with a cut in pounds is the anglers and we pay their saleries(at the DNR). I hate to say it but is there a kick back happening with the DNR? If the lake needs a cut back in pounds, shouldn't it be for both sides? Very confusing issue, especially when the sides are not equal or treated the same by a state run office.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
pegleg

Thanks for posting this info. Did the DNR say anything about the night ban on Mille Lacs? With the tighter slot are they going to still have the ban for the start of the season on Mille Lacs?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Paul Waldowski

Yes the night ban would still be in effect

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
MidCoast

I dont like the slot at all. Most of the Mille Lacs walleyes I catch are over 18 inches... Wasn't the slot up to 19 or 20 inches last season???

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Scott M

It had been 20-28" for what, 3 years now?

Keep working, you'll find those fish under 18...walleye behavior is different at different life stages and IMO sizes too. I know I won't be getting many eater fish on the flats mid-summer as an example, but at that time I know other places to try ;\)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Lip'em

Yeah, except you need me to help you find them! \:D

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Sandmannd

I have no problem with it at all. That's a good eating range anyway.

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 :)

    • dgdg
        Well the Pike River Dam is finally running at full throttle.  For those of you who aren't up here to see it for yourself, you can see it here: https://www.everettbaylodge.com/lake-vermilion-ice-out-2018-the-dam-is-running/
    • Horseshoe_Don
      measured ice this morning.   It has not changed in the last 48 hours.    Just the shorelines have melted.   The quality of ice has gone down though.   Still Driving my wheeler on shoe.    Still 20-28 inches out there away from current.    The bay by winter access is the thickest at 30 inches.   Don
    • Tom Sawyer
      Thanks for your efforts!!! Let me know if you need any free city garbage bags; I'm involved with the City of St. Cloud Green Team. You can place them at the Munsinger Garden greenhouse, or any trail access points for easy Park Dept. pickup.
    • JeremyCampbell
      Going to get the kids out on the river today with gloves and garbage bags for Earth day.Plenty of garbage around the local community spots that can be removed.Im sure there will be more but it's something to do and it will look a little prettier out there.
    • Borch
      Wow!  Didn't realize it was that bad up there.  That's going take a long time to get turned around.
    • kelly-p
      To give you a idea of what it is like here this is how my dock has sat since last August. The river is at lake level here.  Almost no Spring flow from melting snow. Just a trickle here and there. I've burnt any grass off for 200 feet around my house, farm buildings and farm equipment so there is a little protection in case a big fire gets going. The grass has been burnt off between the highway and the airport to give Waskish a little protection in case a fire gets going south of town. Westwind cleaned their channel last fall so they should be OK for boats. Total acreage of URL and LRL is 272,000 acres so it would ONLY take 177,261,312, 000 gallons of water to raise the lake level 2 feet.
    • Horseshoe_Don
      you can get to horseshoe by boat but not far enough to get any fish yet.   This may change in the next few days.   I plan on ice fishing on shoe today.   Should be able to land a nice amount of slabs.   Don
    • pikeandchester
      Drove by Elysian on my way home this afternoon. Shoreline didn’t appear to be pulling away, view from the highway for what it’s worth. 
    • pikeandchester
      Got the property surveyed today. Originally plotted back in 1968 and sure enough there where metal pipes marking 3 of the corners but who knows how long it would have taken me to find them. They placed a monument on the missing corner. Hopefully this warm weather sticks around, need to remove some trees and get the wheel house moved in. Thanks everyone for your responses!
    • leech~~
      Was out on the lake today. Easy 24-26" inches of hard ice yet.