I don't think anyone will even mess with you no matter how early you head down there. Right now its like a ghost town in the morning. In the summer I have been down there before sunrise to shoot photography and no one has ever said boo to me. I do believe its 6:00 AM on the street and in the parking lots.
well gentlemen, i got my fires under control and moved, but i woke up this morning feeling pretty tough.🤒🥴 i waited till this afternoon to decide but unfortunately i need to bow out tomorrow. 😪 with the current status of things 😷😷 i do NOT want to risk giving this to anyone else. i'm certain its just a head cold but not taking chances...... i feel pretty rough.
sorry guys i was really, really looking forward to fishing with you guys, and didnt want to wait any longer letting you guys know..........good luck, have fun. i'm sure there will be other opportunities before ice goes away!!!!!!🤧
I fully agree that lakes go through cycles but that negates nothing I said. MNs best walleye fisheries are that way because they have a slot. Rainy, Winnie, Leach, Mille Lacs, and Red were destroyed and the slots brought them back. Lake of the woods a slot was put in before it got depleted and that fishery is awesome so easy to catch a limit there and a great mix of small fish and jumbos...just a matter of time for other lakes. Can you be more specific what lakes you are referring to that have just large fish and no slot? If it is not one of the well known lakes be careful if you name it here its fished out in 3 years if it does not have a slot guaranteed.
Minnesota's best walleye fisheries are anything but stable populations. These populations are constantly cycling with new robust year classes recruiting to the fishery every few years. Harvest of excess spawning stock actually stimulates frequent strong recruitment. The closest thing we have to stable walleye populations are lakes dominated by old fish with low to moderate recruitment replacing natural mortality from the aging population.