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Disbelief - mille lacs walleyes - harvest decisions

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gimruis

This is the land of 10,000 lakes.  If you don't like the regs, go somewhere else.  Pretty obvious on this thread who's in it to harvest fish () and who's out there just enjoying it.  Its still ranked #5 in the country for bass and #4 in the country for muskies.

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gimruis
On ‎10‎/‎27‎/‎2018 at 10:11 PM, Agronomist_at_IA said:

Using a resouce to its full advantage possible would be harvesting fish responsible, if you can understand something so simple you need someone to help you. 

 

Yes, I agree.  Sustainable harvest.  And clearly this population of walleyes cannot sustain any harvest, which obviously angers a lot of anglers and a lot of posters on this thread.  Frankly I don't think its ever going to return to the way it used to be either.  The lake has changed too much.  Which is partially why its also become a smallmouth factory.

 

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leech~~
1 hour ago, gimruis said:

 

 Which is partially why its also become a smallmouth factory.

 

 

You might be right. They don't Net around rock piles much because it snags nets, so the Smallmouth may be safe! 😉

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Flash

Even the Natives don't eat Small Mouth Bass.

"Set the Hook"

Flash

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gimruis

I guess the new regs this winter allow the beer drinkers to keep one fish between 21-23 inches starting Dec 1.  🍺

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PRO-V
1 hour ago, gimruis said:

I guess the new regs this winter allow the beer drinkers to keep one fish between 21-23 inches starting Dec 1.  🍺

What's it got to do with beer drinking?🤔

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Agronomist_at_IA
On October 29, 2018 at 8:41 AM, gimruis said:

 

Yes, I agree.  Sustainable harvest.  And clearly this population of walleyes cannot sustain any harvest, which obviously angers a lot of anglers and a lot of posters on this thread.  Frankly I don't think its ever going to return to the way it used to be either.  The lake has changed too much.  Which is partially why its also become a smallmouth factory.

 

 

Even if the lake is changing it should be able to sustain a very health and harvestable population of walleye. While that number may be lower then in the past it still should produce walleye. 

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Esox62

Unfortunately , the stories of "filling buckets, going home then going back and filling another" are still common topic with the old timers around me. Ah the good ol days they say. To say that generation was into conservation or thought about the future of the sport is a stretch of epic proportions. Not saying everyone was. But, to not see the difference in the generations seems ignorant. I'm 50 and I can't remember anyone younger than me talking about filling buckets going home then going out and doing it again. This was an enormous mistake the older generation made. 

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Borch

Talk to your local game warden.  It's still prevalent and it's not just the old guys.

 

What's more common is hitting a hot bite and bringing a limit home everyday until the bite dies.  You can try to blame whoever you want.  But the problem is more widespread than you're stating.

But I do agree that it's less of an issue with younger fisherman.  Part of that is education and part is so few are fishing anymore.

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14 hours ago, Esox62 said:

Unfortunately , the stories of "filling buckets, going home then going back and filling another" are still common topic with the old timers around me. Ah the good ol days they say. To say that generation was into conservation or thought about the future of the sport is a stretch of epic proportions. Not saying everyone was. But, to not see the difference in the generations seems ignorant. I'm 50 and I can't remember anyone younger than me talking about filling buckets going home then going out and doing it again. This was an enormous mistake the older generation made. 

 

LMFAO...........No body younger does it........you must not have the minority problems like we do down here.......they fish by the code....pirate code.....take everything and throw nothing back. Size doesn't mater....fish type doesn't matter....it all gets cooked. 

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