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Frozen Walleye Fillets at Grocery Store

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Local Store had these "monster" fillets on sale $7.99 per pound but I bet there was not one fillet that came off a fish under 7 lbs, not the best eating IMO...is this from the netted fish you suppose and where do they process these? Not very good tasting I am sure. Took pic and this was one of the smaller ones!

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bobbymalone

beer batter and fry it up and ain't nobody gonna know the difference between a 10lb walleye and a 16 incher or a walleye and farmed catfish.

lots of walleye come from commercial operations in canada. Would be interesting to see the source of those things though.

Personally, those that spend money to buy fish you can fairly easily catch yourself in this state are suckers.

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BrdHunter01

Personally, those that spend money to buy fish you can fairly easily catch yourself in this state are suckers.

Most cases you can buy walleyes from the store from $10-17 per pound... How much does in cost you for a pound of walleyes? Gas, bait, launch fee, resort (tent/camper hookup), boat/trailer, tackle, ect... For most, it is more economical to buy walleyes from the store than go catch them 2c

Sounds like you might be the sucker grin

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bobbymalone

I'm spending $$$$ for my personal entertainment. I'm not gonna put down another $10-17 for a pound of walleye.

I suppose it's a good deal for minneapolites.

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MattL

I'm spending $$$$ for my personal entertainment. I'm not gonna put down another $10-17 for a pound of walleye.

I suppose it's a good deal for minneapolites.

That's exactly how I see it too. I have a set budget that I stick to and have a column dedicated to fishing expenses (fuel, bait, gear, etc). Either way I'm gonna spend that money, I might as well put a dent in my weekly grocery bill while I'm at it.

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bturck

Last year on the way back from ice fishing Red we stopped in Mötley for some smoked salmon, I'm hooked on that stuff. Saw walleye at 17.99 a lb, but I almost had a heart attack when I saw sunfish at 21.99 a lb. holy carp I thought pan fishing could be pretty lucrative as a part time venture.

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leech~~

Last year on the way back from ice fishing Red we stopped in Mötley for some smoked salmon, I'm hooked on that stuff. Saw walleye at 17.99 a lb, but I almost had a heart attack when I saw sunfish at 21.99 a lb. holy carp I thought pan fishing could be pretty lucrative as a part time venture.

I have never seen nore heard of any place that sold Sun fish? I wonder if they have to come from out of state to sell them here? confused

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laportian

I've seen the Bemidji Locker have crappies for sale from Red Lake. The Red Lake Fisheries used to process a lot of Canadian walleye. I'm not sure if they do that anymore though. I suspect that the cheap walleye bbfenatic seen was Canadian. I buy a lot of walleyes from Red Lake and I get it at less than wholesale prices because I work for another tribe and we get a "nation to nation" price. On the low end the tribe sells their walleye out the door to the public at over $13 a pound. I don't know what the split between netted fish and hook and line fish is from Red Lake is either. Used to be all hook and line for a while after they opened back up but that probably only lasted a year or two before they started netting to keep the plant running. I'd guess that in the winter the majority of the Red Lake walleyes are caught by hook and line and once summer kicks in the majority of it is then netted by the fisheries crews to keep the plant running.

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BrdHunter01

I'm spending $$$$ for my personal entertainment. I'm not gonna put down another $10-17 for a pound of walleye.

I suppose it's a good deal for minneapolites.

I agree and thats why lots of people are "waving" as they drive by Mille Lacs because you can't keep anything. If your only out there for the meat it is much more economical to buy it from the grocery store. Unless you have a net of course, but we won't go there grin

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I'd guess that in the winter the majority of the Red Lake walleyes are caught by hook and line and once summer kicks in the majority of it is then netted by the fisheries crews to keep the plant running.

One thing I don't understand... I thought the Red Lake tribe agreed to not net if the DNR re-stocked the lake?

If they can go back on their word why is it so wrong for us to go back on ours and ELIMINATE the netting on Mille Lacs?

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Alagnak

If people are out for the entertainment and NOT just meat- why would they drive by ML? LIMIT LIMIT LIMIT WALLEYE WALLEYE WALLEYE

Just drive another 3-4 hours for that LIMIT so they can facebook it mon morning. LOL

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walleye101

One thing I don't understand... I thought the Red Lake tribe agreed to not net if the DNR re-stocked the lake?

If they can go back on their word why is it so wrong for us to go back on ours and ELIMINATE the netting on Mille Lacs?

You really should have a little more than just thinking you remember an agreement before you accuse someone of going back on their word.

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One thing I don't understand... I thought the Red Lake tribe agreed to not net if the DNR re-stocked the lake?

If they can go back on their word why is it so wrong for us to go back on ours and ELIMINATE the netting on Mille Lacs?

You really should have a little more than just thinking you remember an agreement before you accuse someone of going back on their word.

Sooooo....did they or didn't they?

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