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MarkB

The fishing has been great the past 4 days! The walleyes have moved back into the rocks and the target depths have switched from >26' to 22' and less. Crawlers and leeches both work about equally and size quality has continued to improve. We are once again catching a high percentage of slot fish and high end eaters. We went out yesterday afternoon from 4:00 to 7:00 and never got 10 minutes from the dock and caught a 22", 21.5", 17.5", 17", 16.5", and several others from 15"-16". We have been having great success fishing late afternoon.

The holiday crowd was a total disappointment mad Over the weekend and yesterday we observed 3 different fishermen fishing with 2 poles. One of the individuals caught an obvious slot fish around 20" and put it in his livewell! I asked 2 of the people fishing with 2 poles if they knew it was against the law and they said yes!!!!! I asked the guy who caught the slot fish if he knew there was a slot limit and he said the fish was 17.25", which simply was not true. I bet it would amaze how many fishermen use this lake with absolutely no regard for the law. I called TIP twice: the first AND last time. They said: "call your CO".

I am going fishing in 5 minutes and one of these 2 pole fishermen is going to be cruising around again this AM dragging 2 crankbaits. This AM, I am going to take his picture and post it!

Later.

Good Fishing,

MarkB mad

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james_walleye

Take A Pic And Video. IM Surprised At The Tip Response. I've Called A Few Times And Seen Quick Results.

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delcecchi

I get the feeling that the CO presence on Vermilion is pretty slim. How much territory does he have to cover? I think it is just one guy, right? And he covers a whole area, not just Vermilion.

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TruthWalleyes

You're only mad because you wish you could use 2 lines.

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Bob Schultz

Hey Mark,

Don't grow weary in doing good!! Keep up the fight!!

Righteous anger burns hot related to what we love...you obviously love the lake and can't stand those who break the law related to its management.

Don't be tempted to resort to violence or shouting matches--get a pic, boat number or video---The violators will get what is coming to them!!

My guess is this guy represents the minority of fisherman on Big V...At least we can be optimistic.

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SkunkedAgain

I tend to agree that a cell phone or camera (even a non-functioning one) would do the trick to get someone to stop breaking the law. If not, take that picture and send it into the DNR with the boat registration clearly visible.

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shamrock7

I would post the CO cell number but unfortunately, the state, in their extreme intelligence, only give the CO's phones that will not receive pictures. Now, how smart is that? With just a bout every phone out there having very good camera capabilities, why not give the law enforcement personnel the tools they need

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Cliff Wagenbach

Keep making the TIP calls Mark!

They do respond when they are able!

I have made a few calls myself and have gotten a positive response and a couple ended with convictions!

Cliff

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Capt. Quicksteel

I agree with Cliff. Keep calling. Also, Dan Starr has e-mail where I have sent pictures from my I-phone. It doesn't go directly to his phone but he gets it and deals with it.

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shortfatguy

Maybe they were natives. No slot for them.

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