• RECEIVE THE GIFTS MEMBERS SHARE WITH YOU HERE...THEN...CREATE SOMETHING TO ENCHANT OTHERS THAT YOU WANT TO SHARE

    You know what we all love...

    When you enchant people, you fill them with delight and yourself in return. Have Fun!!!

Sign in to follow this  
Wormdirt

Tagged Northerns

Recommended Posts

Wormdirt

We caught a 38'' Northern on Friday with two DNR tags, we copied down the numbers before releasing it.

Has anybody else been getting tagged fish? Or fish with two tags?

Side note, fish was caught in deep water 7:00 pm, odd.

I have caught tagged walleyes but never Northerns.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
frogtosser

we caught a northern about that size on the west side in sept with 2 tags in it. Did your fish have a big hump in its back like it wast broke at some time?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Wormdirt

Nope, it was a very heathy looking fish no bumps or anything like that, and we caught it on the south side. Yours had two tags also? Hmm...I bet the DNR is putting two tags in at a time to see if they stick and how well they last.

Did you report your Tag #'s in? If so, what did the DNR say?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Tippman

I think if there are two tags the fish was caught twice and tagged each time.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
skeletor

I caught and released a 35.5" pike 2 weekends ago on the south side.

It had two consecutive tag #'s on it???

I emailed in the #'s about 2 weeks ago,no response yet...

Last time it took em about 3 weeks to respond.

Very interesting info when you get it back!!!

...skeletor

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
rookie44

the past six northerns i have caught all had tags.lengths from 24-40 inches.half of them had two tags including the 24incher.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
concreteman

Was up therer a few weeks ago and my buddy caught a 38" with two tags in it also. we were on 3 mile

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
ec30_06

I got a 24" walleye with two tags in it this morning.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Wormdirt

I just did a little research. They have tagged approx. 20,000 Walleyes and 7000 Northerns and Muskies. No info on why two tags, my guess is that it is probily a test within a test to see if tags stay in. I read they often band turkeys twice because they tend to shake loose.

Six northerns in a row with tags-Wow! I wonder what percentage of mature northerns have these tags?

How many of you are getting 30inch+ northerns without tags?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
binsfeldnick

I caught a 36" northern on the south end of the lake that had no tags in it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
ec30_06

we had 3 30" plus and a 40" plus northeren with no tags the same day as the tagged walleye

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Wormdirt

ec 30 06,

Without giving up your spot, can you tell me what type of stucture you are finding your northerns in?- Thank you

Thanks everbody for feedback on this, it interesting to hear about the numbers of tagged Vrs untagged fish. You can't help but to wonder how many 30'' plus northerns are in Mille lacs. Does any one know if our DNR has an overall population estimate on this? Or fish per acre.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
skeletor

Quote:

I caught and released a 35.5" pike 2 weekends ago on the south side.

It had two consecutive tag #'s on it???

I emailed in the #'s about 2 weeks ago,no response yet...

Last time it took em about 3 weeks to respond.

Very interesting info when you get it back!!!

...skeletor


Update:In the meantime I caught a 19.5 tagged walleye and already have my "certificate" in hand.

Wally was 5yrs older and only 2inches longer...is this about the "correct growth"?

TY..skeletor

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Wormdirt

Dnr replied to my friend and it turns out that the 38 '' was tagged in april of '05 and was 35 1/2 '' then.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  



  • Your Responses - Share & Have Fun :)

    • krustykrab
      The Pine River stripping station will begin running on Monday, April 23rd.
    • laportian
      I live on the north side of Cass on the Pughole. We had 30 inches of ice out in front of my dock yesterday. Pughole is the flowage between Kitchie and Cass. I'm 200 yards off Cass and the current is pretty strong there. Top few inches was pretty mushy. Nothing happening as far as fish yet. But they are coming. Jumbos move in soon. Also seen a truck out off of Star Island on Monday evening. I imagine they have more ice out on the main lake than I have. I'm for sure going to be out ice fishing through next week at my place. Ice hasn't even begun to pull from shore at my place. 
    • Bigfatbert
      Hey there DUCKHTR . No need for a guide to hunt divers on Leech or Big Winnie . Your spots that you hunted early season on Leech will also be good spots for later season . I don't duck hunt anymore , but I used to hunt a lot on Winnie , mostly all my hunting there was on the north end Third River Flowage . Travel north from Deer River up Hwy 46 to the sign that directs you to turn left , then travel west on that gravel road for about 10-12 miles to the 3rd river boat landing . You should have no problem launching your boat there . From the landing outward is a lot of tall reeds on both sides of you  , this flowage widens out as you go farther out ,and depending on your wind direction on the day of your hunt , you can just pick and choose a spot  , all the way out , and down to Mallard Point where it really opens up to big water on Winnie . You will need to buy up 3-4 dozen Bluebill decoys , and also use your Mallard decoys you must already have . We used to have great shoots in that area of the lake . In the dark of the morning when your heading out you may have other hunters shine a flashlight your way , they are just letting you know that they are already set up in that spot , don't worry , there is plenty of room for many different hunting groups in the flowage . Once you get a few hunts below your belt , you will then have a better understanding of some of your favorite spots to set up ..  I had one particular spot we used to call the "Meat Market" because we used to kill so many ducks there in that spot . Just put out your decoys in the spot you choose , and then  pull your boat into the reeds parallel to the water , wait for legal shooting hrs , and have at it . From my recollection the Bills would start to trickle down from the north around the 20th or so of Oct .. I I hope this helps you out somewhat .
    • gimruis
      Well played.  Wish more people had that attitude.  Even a reduced statewide limit and/or a minimum keeper size would be fine by me.
    • gunner55
      I crossed paths with the person that works over there yesterday & got to ask if they would be netting on the Opener? Their reply was it might be July.  We'll see, may run into them again in the near future.
    • paceman
      Went for a short hunt yesterday morning. Heard a few gobbling on the roost on the neighbors land. They did not come my way and did not make any sounds once they flew down. It was great to be in the blind with the bow again. I am always amazed how loud the spring woods are. Every bird in the country was going crazy. Ducks, geese, crows, woodpeckers... music to my ears! Might get out again Sunday afternoon with my son and then myself Monday morning depending if we see anything Sunday....
    • OhioVike
      Tom, good thoughts now we need good weather!
    • OhioVike
      I have to admit I never heard of it.  I will certainly give it a try.  I am surprised by the number of people that haven't done the cheeks before.  This will really get em.  Thanks.  
    • imhatz
      I heard back from Michael Schwanke a guide working out of Crane Lake that I have known for several years. I told him we are heading up on May 17th. He said it will be close real close. I depends on the night temps need to remain over freezing.....we will keep fingers crossed for a week or two and then decide what to do.
    • Wakemup
      This is great! I’ve never heard of this either Skunked, thanks for sharing- will give it a shot this summer!