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Walleye regs on Mille Lacs

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Isn't it wonderful that the DNR has just figured out that the walleyes in Mille Lacs are larger and more abundant than they had previously thought. ("Outdoor News" 2003)

I've never fished the lake, but sure would like to this year.
How about making a daily bag limit consist of a "total length" of caught walleyes instead of the slot limit in place now, or the one that is being tossed around at this time? I believe that a daily limit of say, 42"-48" of walleyes would be a substantial improvement over what we are enduring at this time. This would allow one "large" fish to be taken, as well as one or two smaller fish for table fare. Or, on the other hand, it would allow the angler to release larger fish and only keep enough for a delectible dinner.
This would need a bit of detailing for optimizing the resource but it may be a start.

Any ideas??

Eyefish

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That idea doesn't sound to bad to me. I do think that they should do something different, but whatever they come up with someone will complain. I have a personal catch and release regement that I always stick to and if you are in my boat or fish house the rule sticks. ANY FISH OVER 21" GOES BACK.... MUST BE AT LEAST 15"... AND YOU CAN ONLY KEEP WHAT YOU ARE GOING TO IMMEDIATLY EAT. Plus I always check male or female which makes a difference. I just don't like to freeze fish then eat them later. I want to eat fish I go fishing.
Heading to the pond for 3 days next week to catch some pigs. I have done OK with slot fish this year but love pulling those 6-10lb up.

KEEP THE LINES TIGHT

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Thanks for the reply... Wish I could go with you, I love 'dem pigs too!!
I'm trying to send a few notes on this to those who are holding the power. Any e-mail addresses that anyone can get to me would be greatly appreciated.

Fishin' and Wishin'

Eyefish

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