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Paul,

Is it true the DNR doesn't stock Lida for walleyes? Do you know why they don't?

I have found this to be a very good fishery, especially for walleyes, over the last few years, and assumed it was due to DNR stocking and then I saw a sign on the North access last year that said the DNR doesn't stock it and wondered why.

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Paul Rohweller

Hi Kirsch,
Long time no type!
The stocking efforts on lida were taken over by the lake lida stocking club. It is a combined effort of the resorts, lakeshore property owners and various sportsmans clubs. Instead of the dnr planting fingerlings they go through all the effort of selling raffle tickets to purchase 12 inch plus walleyes to put into the lake. The voulintary 15 inch minimum size gives them a bit of a chance to grow up before they get cropped off. I buy these tickets every chance I get as the fish they are putting in cost a ton. Catch and release is pretty important to this heavily pressured lake. Maybe someone who is active with this program will put up a post? Paul

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http://fishingminnesota.com/pinetoprairie

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Paul,

Thanks for the info on Lida, and I am glad to be back. My wife and I had a little girl this Winter and needless to say it has challenged some of my free time.

Between having a 1st child, working part time as a hunting guide, working part time as a computer consultant, and my actual job, I didn't get a chance to fish or talk about fishing much. I hope to be out in the Perham area hitting the lakes often this Spring and Summer.

If you get a chance, read my post on the electronics area of fishing minnesota. I have figured out a process of taking DNR maps and mark waypoints on them and upload those spots to a GPS. You know as I do the DNR maps are missing a lot of detail, but they give you a good starting point on a lake that a person hasn't fished or has fished a limited number of times.

I used this technique to scout Big Pine last year before the Barrel of Fun tourney and it worked well. Guys like you who have fished it for many, many years probably wouldn't need it, but for a guy like me who fishes it once a year, it works great.

I hope to see you on soft water soon.

Kirsch
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Hi Kirsch,
I can relate to the time consumed having a little one! I'm going through the same thing right now. Yes it is worth every minute you can spend with them too.. Mine is super busy, you dont dare take your eyes off of her for a moment. I've been playing with the lakemaster software myself. It's not too bad, things always look different when you get on the water it seems. Its a good way to start tho. congrats on the new little one and I hope we can run across eachn other sometime this summer.... Paul

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http://fishingminnesota.com/pinetoprairie

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