ST. PAUL (AP) - The population of walleye in Lake Mille Lacs, the state's most popular walleye lake, have declined dramatically, according to surveys by the Department of Natural Resources.
Recent netting surveys produced the fewest pounds of walleye since 1983, when such surveys began. The unexpected declines could lead to stricter walleye rules for the ice-fishing season and possibly next spring.
With the water temps still in the 60's and the Fish still holding in much deeper water then normal for this time of year I'd say the DNR needs to do some more netting before we/they give the doomsday scenario for the Pond and they lower the limits. ">
Even eminent chartered accountants are known, in their capacity as fishermen, blissfully to ignore differences between seven and ten inches, half a pound and two pounds, three fish and a dozen fish. ~ William Sherwood Fox, Silken Lines and Silver Hooks, 1954