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fishermusk

Is there any walleye gill netting during the spring spawn?

I was told that there is and read some were there isn't.

Just wondering.

Dave

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Cliff Wagenbach

There is some netting being done by the Boise Forte indians.

Most of this netting is done in the Pike Bay area and is finished before the walleye opener.

Cliff

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Stizo

Hello Cliff,

Any idea how many eyes ?, avg size? or avg annual total pounds harvested by the Boise Forte each year at Pike Bay?

Stizo

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garytheguide

at our guide meeting with the dnr....they did not have a number....i really dont know that its an issue....you always hear different things....but it will continue no matter......

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Cliff Wagenbach

As Gary stated the DNR was unable to give us any actual numbers pertaining to annual gillnet harvests.

On Vermilion gillnetting is classified as "subsistance netting", thus it is not subject to state regulations or monitering.

Cliff

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fishermusk

Thanks for the info.

Dave

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Steve Foss

In my conversations with Tower DNR folks, who also didn't have a number, their opinion is that the poundage is quite small compared with sport fishing. No, I don't mean to open a can of worms here, so keep your worms to yourselves! grin.gif

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