A couple of the Pros mentioned about catching lots of quality walleyes of all year classes. One joked at me and said"if you Minnesotan's think there's a Walleye shortage in Mille Lacs, your not very good fishermen!"
Yes, the bass are nice. Yes, it should be protected, but, believe it or not, I haven't even put the boat in on the big pond this year. Why? The wife wants walleyes and she wants to keep them. Been doing okay on some of the smaller lakes, though... nothing to write home about.
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