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leech~~

Red, better slot limit or just a spin?

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leech~~

I have read two news reports about how the Fisherman are going to be so happy for the new slot limits! One is in todays sports page in the Outdoors on the last page by Dennis A. It says the DNR changed them from 17"-26" to 20"-26" so the Fisherman should be very happy!

Am I missing something or is that tighting the slot and taking 3" of fish away? confused

If they took out the 17"-19" fish on LOW during the winter no one would go home with anything! wink

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Walleye Inn Son

The slot size 17-26inch are fish you CANT keep. They are relaxing the slot so that you can keep fish 17-20inches and have to release 20-26inch fish starting June 15th.

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leech~~

Ya, I guess I mis-read that. But, who would keep a 16" or smaller eye unless you were on LOW! whistle

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fishnowworknever

Those 15" fish just aren't the same as a nice big fat 29" fryin in some lard. crazy

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walleye101

Ya, I guess I mis-read that. But, who would keep a 16" or smaller eye unless you were on LOW! whistle

Who wouldn't? They took 27,000 pounds of walleye under 17" on Red from opener to the end of May.

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sjlund

Between 16 and 17 inches is my target eater walleye size, but those 14 inchers are pretty tasty when frying out on the ice too.

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BigDogRob

Just don't forget that they relax a bit if you don't keep them alive...

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harvey lee

Ya, I guess I mis-read that. But, who would keep a 16" or smaller eye unless you were on LOW! whistle

They are the best eating walleyes, why would u not keep them. You can have all the fish over 19, I release those all.

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hugonian1

Agreed, a 16" eye is as good as it gets for eating.

Plenty of different year classes and the fish you catch are not on weight watchers.

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fishgutz77

have to dissagreee on that one, 18-21" is my perfered eater.

Try to keep only males but it's hard to tell about mid june.

I like to broil walleyes cause I actually like the taste of them not the breading.

fryed good---broiled better!!

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