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08-06-2021 01:49 PM
for profit
for profit

That's not the worst of it, then they went out and sold those boats for a profit after using them!
08-06-2021 01:04 PM
Wallychowder
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Originally Posted by Dacotah Eye View Post
That would probably be about $140 a pound less than Walleye costs me. lol
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08-06-2021 01:03 PM
Dacotah Eye That would probably be about $140 a pound less than Walleye costs me. lol
08-06-2021 12:29 PM
Wallychowder
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Originally Posted by brushape View Post
I used to live/fish in SD. Most of the lakes there are stocked although some probably have some spawning. Ice fishing hurts but I would say Facebook hurts more. There was a hot bite on a lake a few years ago. You could get a limit of 21" walleyes in a few hours. Once the word go out that the bite was hot, there would be vehicles/boats from IA, MN, and NE. It was crazy. There was always a GFP guy there checking limits, etc. There was probably some illegal harvesting but not much. I'm guessing a 2500 acre lake having hundreds or maybe even thousands of fish taken out of it every day adds up. I'm sure it would have been the same in winter it just happened that the bite hit during the summer.
I heard guys from MN were even running out and buying $100,000 boats to fish that lake at the time ! Don't they realize that you can buy walleye fillets for $10 bucks a pound ?
08-06-2021 12:11 PM
brushape I used to live/fish in SD. Most of the lakes there are stocked although some probably have some spawning. Ice fishing hurts but I would say Facebook hurts more. There was a hot bite on a lake a few years ago. You could get a limit of 21" walleyes in a few hours. Once the word go out that the bite was hot, there would be vehicles/boats from IA, MN, and NE. It was crazy. There was always a GFP guy there checking limits, etc. There was probably some illegal harvesting but not much. I'm guessing a 2500 acre lake having hundreds or maybe even thousands of fish taken out of it every day adds up. I'm sure it would have been the same in winter it just happened that the bite hit during the summer.
07-12-2021 11:48 PM
Anonymouse
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Originally Posted by sbark View Post
......and now those same cheese head head west to Dakota and do all over what they just did to Wi.
The 2 Dakotas really should be re-merged back into 1 state. There's only 1.6M peeps in the entire territory - the 5th & 6th least populous states. The entire state of ND is barely equal to the population of a major city (D.C. has 715,000 peeps and doesn't even get representation in Congress, let alone FOUR Senators). Even combined they'd only rank 41st by population.

If you are referring to the republican cabal that is ruining WI's lakes & fishing, rest assured they wouldn't get caught dead in the Dakotas - not enough bribe money - errr "political contributions" - for them to bother with.
07-09-2021 09:31 PM
sbark
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Originally Posted by Anonymouse View Post
WI used to lead the nation in fisheries science.
WI was where fish science peeps came to learn their business and take it back home (sorry MIN, but yer peeps learned it here, first).
WI had a large permanent base of very respected & very well-funded professionals working full-time on developing fisheries science but about the time when Scooter Wanker & his Koch Brothers fueled cronies took over in 2011 the DNR was trying to change catch limits - because the long-running science was telling them that the lakes were being hammered by catch numbers and limits should be imposed (a good 30%-50% over-fishing is going on, statewide, and it's even worse in the ceded territories where the Tribes control the numbers of fish taken).

The non-indigenous fishermen who have been whining for decades about not getting their fair share of the fish that BELONG to those tribes are taking home everything they lay a hook into.
C&R is a forgotten ideal in the northern half of the state.
(For those of you unaware of the ceded territories, the indigenous tribes had their land stolen but managed to hold onto their rights to hunt and fish in those areas BY TREATY - because those doing the stealing just did not realize that hunting and fishing rights would someday be a multi-BILLION dollar industry.)

Solution?
Fire the scientists - can't have resort owners and the tourist industry (YUGE republican donors in this state) being impacted by reducing the fish murder rate of Flatlander tourists.
With Evers back in charge the DNR science division is slowly recovering it's macho & hiring back more full-time scientists, but you don't just replace the highly trained cadre of professional researchers with studies that had been running for DECADES, overnight.
Nor is the legislature, which is still controlled by the gerrymandered republican Assembly and Senate, at all amenable to increased funding for the DNR science team that Evers is trying to rebuild.
They never net a tax dollar they didn't want returned to their uber-rich donors.

A few of the formerly employed scientists have created their own private voluntary science groups here in WI to continue studying the problems, but it's just not feasible to fund large-scale fisheries research privately or with volunteers.
Fisheries science worldwide took a hella hit because of the short-sighted political aspirations of the science-denial republicans in this state.
It's not just WI that has been impacted, it's the while dammened globe.
......and now those same cheese head head west to Dakota and do all over what they just did to Wi.
07-09-2021 12:22 AM
Anonymouse
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Originally Posted by LV guy View Post
"A little reading comprehension can go a long ways.
"the natural course is not sufficient to replace that fish" IMPLIES that if the lake is not able to repopulate naturally then when you take a fish does not matter.
It ALSO IMPLIES that if it IS capable of repopulating, then that fish's portion of eggs being removed pre-spawn DOES POSSIBLY matter - or CAN have an impact on the natural re-population IF "the natural course is not sufficient to replace that fish" - i.e.; there is not enough surplus re-population to be able to spare that fish's egg load.
It's all in there, you just have to finger it out.
It's not a "broad generalization", it's a statement of FACT !"

What a crock of BS. We have closed seasons and slot limits in MN in order to protect reproducing female walleyes. Killing spawn-filled females prior to spawn has negative implications on walleye populations.
LOL, you just reinforced REW's (and Anonymouse's agreement with it) viewpoint.
Reductio ad absurdum:
Harvest 100% of the fertile female walleyes before spawn and before the closed season - how many eggs will they lay IN season?
Slot limits do protect the spawn but are always implemented post-facto, and that's not always going to save your fishery.

The percentages might change but the point is still there - taking females from a sustainable population CAN & WILL impact the population if you take too many.
Let us not forget that not every fish caught and released survives release TO spawn and so must be included in the harvest assessment total.
06-29-2021 07:13 AM
Wallychowder
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Originally Posted by Walleyenovice1 View Post
Ah okay, that explains why so many tackle items are out of stock.
Yeah i wish more people would of taken up tennis or racquetball or golf or maybe even insulator collecting !
06-29-2021 04:55 AM
Walleyenovice1 Ah okay, that explains why so many tackle items are out of stock.
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