After an investigation, it was concluded that the fish was foul-hooked, and therefore cannot be recognized as a state record.
In recent decades, Mille Lacs’ water clarity has increased, most likely due to septic system improvements around the lake and the invasion of zebra mussels, which are filter feeders that strain out microscopic algae.
Monitor water temperatures closely and bring live bait, especially leeches and shiners, to connect with Minnesota’s favorite sportfish on May 11 and beyond.
Three anglers face loss of fishing licenses, fines after being caught with 80 walleye.
Record that before last year had stood for nearly 60 years lasts about 11 months this time around.
In addition, the council approved to increase the bag limit for walleye in Lake Erie and the Maumee River in March 2020.
Michigan DNR Fisheries staffers were out jaw-tagging walleye April 2 on the Tittabawassee River and stumbled across this 16.5-pounder – about a pound shy of the state record. The DNR is asking that, if you happen to come across a fish with a jaw tag, to let them know at www.michigan.gov/taggedfish. Categories: News, Walleye Tags: Fish, Michigan DNR, Michigan DNR Fisheries,…
Now anglers can keep one fish over 20 inches, instead of one over 17.
Walleye angler harvest rates set records in 2018, and numerous large hatches point to a bright future.
Border waters provide some the first opportunities to launch a boat and work the schools of pre-spawn walleyes and saugers.
Twin brothers from Kent County fined, lose fishing licenses for poaching walleye on Detroit River.
The DNR is considering allowing the walleye harvest during the cool-water periods in the spring and fall. But the exact number of keepers won’t be announced until mid-March.
A walleye collected by a North Dakota Game and Fish biologist has set a “new old-age standard in walleye.”
In the ice-fishing “fish-off” meant to help showcase the two fisheries, 71 of the 85 fish caught between Lake of the Woods and Devils Lake reps were caught by LOTW types.
As the heart of hard water arrives across the great North American ice belt, “T3” answers your questions to help improve your angling skills this cold-weather season.
The ODNR Division of Wildlife’s results from the 2018 survey indicate that young-of-the-year walleye catch rates were the highest recorded in the past 20 years of the central basin trawl survey.
The winter regulations on Lake of the Woods will match the current summer regulations, reducing the aggregate walleye and sauger limit from eight to six, with no more than four walleye. And catch-and-release only on the river and Fourmile Bay from March 1-April 14.
The new regulations, which will take effect May 11, will remove the 20- to 26-inch protected slot and replace it with a regulation similar to the statewide regulation, but with a four-fish walleye limit, one of which can be over 20 inches.
Top anglers match spoon design for different phases of winter and the moods of walleyes.
The same regulation has been in place since the May 2017 fishing opener.
DNR focuses the harvest on mature female fish, which are in abundance in the lake, and hence the new slot, the agency says.
The DNR will conduct its annual walleye assessment near Monroe from Oct. 8-12. Note to anglers and boaters: Be cautious around buoys, 1,300-foot-long nets.
The survey results through the end of August indicate catch rates were still quite good this summer, but were lower than last year.
There are more than 50 new lakes in North Dakota in which the walleye population is still getting established.
Walleyes headliner for public comment, potential reg changes on Lake of the Woods, Rainy River, Leech
Proposed regulation changes also look to protect saugers on Lake of the Woods, Rainy River.
Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks wants to remind anglers that as reservoir water temperatures increase, mortality associated with catch-and-release also increases. A past study published in The North American Journal of Fisheries Management found that walleye catch-and-release mortality rate rose from zero to 1.8 percent with water temps below 68 degrees to nearly 16 percent when water temps were above…