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Wormdirt

Tagged Northerns

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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.

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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?

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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?

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Tippman

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

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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

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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.

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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

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ec30_06

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

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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?

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binsfeldnick

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

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ec30_06

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

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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.

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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

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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.

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