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BigBite
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Daily Subscription Msg 1 Posted: 08:49 AM 02/04/09 (CST)
By Doug Smith, Star Tribune staff writer

There's good news for Lake Mille Lacs walleye anglers.

Because of improving walleye numbers helped by a low harvest last year, the safe walleye harvest for Mille Lacs this year is being boosted to 541,000 pounds, up from 430,000 pounds last season.

That means the 2009 open water walleye regulations likely will remain the same as last year: An 18- to 28-inch protected slot (fish in that range must be released), and a four-fish bag limit, with one trophy fish over 28 inches.

The Department of Natural Resources won't set the 2009 regulations until later this month after it meets with the Mille Lacs Fisheries Input Group, but the agency will recommend that the regulations remain the same as last year, said Ron Payer, DNR fisheries chief.


Good news? The slot nor the limit is going to change. So... where do the extra walleye go? I'll give you one guess...

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Daily Subscription Msg 2 Posted: 10:01 AM 02/04/09 (CST)
I'm hoping to take a few of them. smile smiley


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Daily Subscription Msg 3 Posted: 10:45 AM 02/04/09 (CST)
"The state's allocation of the safe walleye harvest is 414,500 pounds, up from 307,500 last year. Indian bands that signed the 1837 Treaty will be allocated 126,500 pounds of walleye this season, up from 122,500 last year."


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Daily Subscription Msg 4 Posted: 10:58 AM 02/04/09 (CST)
it does look like there will be an extra 107,000 pounds and the tribes will only get an extra 4,000 pounds. Leaveing an extra 103,000 pounds of fisherman.

My guess is that the tribes were able to take there fair share last year but the fisherman didn't harvest as much as expected due to a poor bite. So basically the fisherman get to take more this year to make up for it, and the tribes get a token raise in quota.


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Daily Subscription Msg 5 Posted: 06:25 PM 02/11/09 (CST)
Anyone that fishes knows that if you consistantly take all the fish from 12 to 18 inches out of a lake means that the breeders for several years will be depleated and that's what mille lacs is going thru now....the dnr want's us to believe all the crap they say and that's simply not the truth mad smiley mad smiley mad smiley



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Daily Subscription Msg 6 Posted: 08:06 AM 02/12/09 (CST)
What truth is the DNR hiding from us? Are they secretly trying to deplete Mille Lacs of all walleye?

What is their motivation for lying to us?

Do you have any sort of basis to your arguement or is it just your opinion?


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Daily Subscription Msg 7 Posted: 10:57 PM 02/23/09 (CST)
Female walleyes mature at around age 4, which happens to be around 17” to 18”.
So protecting them through their best spawning years is a great help.

The truth is out there wink smiley



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