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Tagged fish


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Caught a 27 inch Walleye on June 3rd that was tagged. reported on DNR web site, found out it was tagged on June 27th, 2003, 19.3 inches.

Anyone else report a tagged fish? what did you find out?

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I haven't caught a tagged fish in MN, only WI. But that is still some EXTREMELY valuable and interesting information for both the angler and the DNR. Very cool to hear about!

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I just caught a 26" on Sunday June 3 and the dnr sent me a letter saying it was 24.6" in 2008

And where they got the fish. Pretty cool my first one. Would the fish really only grow an 1.6" in 4 years???

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I just caught a 26" on Sunday June 3 and the dnr sent me a letter saying it was 24.6" in 2008

And where they got the fish. Pretty cool my first one. Would the fish really only grow an 1.6" in 4 years???

It's possible. I know on some lakes the fish grow very fast for a few years and then slow down due to changes in what they eat (and the availability of that food source) because of the size of the fish. Not sure if that is what is going on here or not but I would be willing to bet that fish grew much faster than 1 and 1/2 inches a year the first 5 years or so of it's life.

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My buddy caught what appeared to be a "Double Tagged" walleye Memorial Day weekend on the east side. I haven't heard if he contacted the DNR yet. Fish measured about 20".

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I got a tagged fish last weekend. It measured 18.5 inches. Just got the results from the DNR yest. It wasn't tagged to far from where I caught it. It was tagged in 05/05/2008 and was 16.9 inches.

4 years later and it only grew 1.6 inches. For that size of a fish I guess I thought it would have grown faster...

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