Mille Lacs walleye limit cut to two

  • Article by: DENNIS ANDERSON and DOUG SMITH
  • Updated: March 20, 2013 - 6:48 AM

The 2-walleye limit is needed to replenish the premier lake’s fishery.

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Douglind33Mar. 20, 13 3:57 AM

The message from the DNR is about as subtle as a train wreck. FISH SOMEWHERE ELSE or FISH FOR SOMETHING ELSE.

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citypersonMar. 20, 13 7:04 AM

Keep 2 walleye, and throw the others back. If you feel the need to take a lot of fish home, there are plenty of delicious pan fish to choose from.

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uffda12Mar. 20, 13 7:22 AM

Yes I agree Douglind. I feel sorry for the businesses that rely on fishermen though, but why go to Mille Lacs for only two fish. If everyone quits fishing that lake maybe the stock will come back faster, maybe not. Depends on the commercial take limit, which is the real problem as we all know, except our DNR. Don't mess with tribal rules!!

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lovelysiouxMar. 20, 13 7:56 AM

Uffda12: The article reads "Mille Lacs walleyes also are netted by eight Minnesota and Wisconsin Chippewa bands whose quota similarly was cut in half this year, to 71,250 pounds." Did you read the article before commenting?

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raylottieMar. 20, 13 8:02 AM

Hooking mortality and nets are the issues. Our DNR needs to get off the politically correct position and recognize facts. Get rid of live bait, especially leeches to reduce hooking mortality, and stop the netting. There is nothing in the Supreme Court decision that requires the DNR to allow netting. There is a reason commercial netting was virtually eliminated on Minnesota lakes years ago. The resource can't stand the pressure.

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langstonMar. 20, 13 8:08 AM

Steve still fighting a case that was adjudicated in 1999 by the highest court in the land. No appeal, no do-overs!

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pondguyMar. 20, 13 9:05 AM

Zebra mussels are ruining walleye spawning habitat. Current and future year classes are in decline due to the cobbly-rock reefs becoming covered in ZM. Also, ZM filter out the single celled green algae- food for zooplankton- zoop starve- leaving little food for the young of the year. Resulting in poor year classes. We should start seeing a sine-wave type pattern of water clarity as well; caused from zebra mussel diebacks (food limited)and subsequent rapid population expansion. These things alter the food web in unprecedented ways

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langstonMar. 20, 1310:11 AM

Nobody cares about invasives, heck, one north end guide even praised zebra mussels for creating a deeper weedline for him to fish (yeah, makes one wonder!)due to water clarity. Nope, they only wanna bash tribal people for the low fish counts.

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JRBMar. 20, 1310:45 AM

pondguy, how do you explain the tremendous walleye fishing in Lake Erie even though the zebra mussels invaded that fishery more than 20 years ago?

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mommakaMar. 20, 1310:49 AM

plenty of mille lacs walleye. At Lunds

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