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It’s a different world now compared with when the 1956 six-fish bag regulation was put in place.
Legislation in both the Senate and House would direct the Minnesota DNR commissioner to reduce the statewide walleye bag limit from six fish to four fish.
And who can argue with this one: Want to harvest extra fish? Maybe have a big fish fry? Take a kid, veteran, senior, friend, or spouse fishing! That is what fishing is supposed to be about. Looking for big walleyes? How about limits of eater-sized ‘eyes? Lake Vermilion, in northeastern Minnesota, has the best of both worlds – and in a…
(Lake of the Woods Tourism)Walleyes in trouble on Lake of the Woods? How can that be? Well, that’s the word, at least on the Ontario side of the big lake. Ontario’s Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry has revealed that the Lake of the Woods walleye population is in danger and that its current fisheries are not sustainable, spelling serious…
The three-walleye bag limit, with one over 17 inch size restriction, is intended to keep annual harvest within the target harvest range. Last summer, anglers harvested 131,000 pounds with a four-fish limit with one over 17 inches.
It’s the first 16-plus-pounder recorded in the state.
Biologists with the Minnesota DNR will collect walleye eggs this spring; however, social distancing requirements mean this popular springtime activity will not be open for public viewing this year. Hatcheries, the destination for the eggs collected, also remain closed to the public. “Egg take operations are neat things to watch,” said Henry Drewes, northwest region fisheries supervisor. “But the closeness…
The one-fish walleye limit will be in place from Saturday, May 15, through Monday, May 31.
(North Dakota Game and Fish Department)It was likely just a matter of time before the North Dakota state walleye record fell. After all, bigger walleyes than the 15-pound, 13-ounce fish caught in 2018 by Neal Leier on the Missouri River near Fox Island in Bismarck had reportedly been caught since then. But those fish either weren’t verified or were disqualified…
DNR says 2020 fish stocking successful, despite challenges.
(Ohio DNR)In recent years, the walleye population on Lake Erie – the western basin in particular – has grown by leaps and bounds each year, to the point where it’s almost unimaginable that the resulting walleye fishing can get any better. But it does, and it does, and it does again, which is where we’re supposedly at again here. For…
Population trends support limited harvest during ice fishing season, DNR says.
Always start by surveying a given water body to understand wind, weeds, clarity, depths, fronts, structure, and fishing pressure.
Anglers fishing during the winter season on Upper Red in northern Minnesota will have a three-walleye bag limit, with only one walleye longer than 17 inches allowed. Heavy winter fishing over the last four years has resulted in the more restrictive regs.
Wisconsin DNR will host a regional virtual public meeting – for St. Croix, Pierce, Dunn, Chippewa, Eau Claire and Clark counties – to discuss updating the Wisconsin Walleye Management Plan.
The updating process will include a review of the existing plan, an analysis of available data and trends and significant public input on angling and management preferences.
The combination of successful stocking and natural reproduction has significantly improved the fishery.
(Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks)The intent of the regulation is to prevent additional illegal introductions of walleye in western Montana and to potentially help the department detect illegal introductions and take action sooner. For the complete story, click here. Categories: News, Walleye Tags: Fishing, Walleyes
When traditional walleye structure goes cold, consider a patch of vegetation that might just contain more than bass and pike.
After a one-month shutdown, anglers can again fish for walleye on Lake Mille Lacs and use live bait, effective Saturday, Aug. 1.
Many waiting until dark to catch fish.
A significant fish kill in the Greenstone area of northwestern Ontario – during National Fishing Week in Canada – has left many lakes and rivers in the area littered with carcasses (all walleyes?) and residents concerned. For the complete story, click here. Categories: News, Walleye Tags: Fishing, Walleyes
Up to 96 $1,000 tagged walleye are still available in the Pend Oreille system. Plus, any angler who submits a walleye head is entered in to monthly drawings for $100 prizes.An Idaho fisherman won $1,000 after catching a reward-tagged walleye in the Lake Pend Oreille Angler Incentive Program. It’s the fourth $1,000 walleye to be caught in the program. But the…
In the first seven days of this year’s walleye production, haulers traveled more than 8,200 miles and stocked over 150 lakes with 7.6 million fish.
Eric Van Dyn Hoven, of Kaukauna, and his monster walleye. (Photo: Eric Van Dyn Hoven)The walleye was 31.75 inches long and, when weighed the next day on a digital scale, was 16.87 pounds, according to the angler who caught the mega-walleye. And as it’s not uncommon for an adult walleye to produce 1 pound of eggs, the fish could easily have been…