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My friend (who pasted on the end of 2013) and I fished together from 2009 to 2013 every Tuesday and Thursday from 1march to October. In 2010 it really took off there were some days we caught up to 30 some walleyes. But on average 15 with most keepers that averaged 20 to 22 inches and many up to 25". This continued till his departure. What becomes interesting is that we only fished till 1:00 as he wanted to miss the traffic going home to Gentry. We saw very few boats fishing for walleye. Since late 2014 up to now it takes 5 to 6 hours to catch 7 walleyes with only 3 keepers with 90% 18 to 19". The reason I think is there are many boats out fishing for them. Not only walleye fisherman but all I think. I think the population has been depleted. I bet we have seen the end to that period of walleye fishing. When we first started never had to go past copper mine. Now have to cover the whole lake. Just my 2 cents All this was recorded on my fishing log. If you don't use a log I think you are missing out. It sure is nice to look back the last couple of years to help find the fish.

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Ask the Biologist he is on the board, its been a very tough year for catching them like I told you the other day but with the lake rising like it has I am not shocked. I got in to them good yesterday tried calling you in on them but they were in a weird place for late may.

I know the tournament bass guys have been catching a bunch from reports. There is certainly more multy-species boats on the water now without doubt but are they catching or frustrating lol.

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There have been 2nd hand reports of early spring night time illegal cast netting on the shoals above Twin Bridges. Also I saw a kayak coming down the upper white with a big stringer of small walleye (12-15 inch). These kinds of things don't help.

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There have been 2nd hand reports of early spring night time illegal cast netting on the shoals above Twin Bridges. Also I saw a kayak coming down the upper white with a big stringer of small walleye (12-15 inch). These kinds of things don't help.

Those things are my biggest fears of what will hurt the fishery. I hope they were reported

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Guy I talked to that saw it said he called game and fish and they never showed and didn't seem that interested in enforcement (can't get blood from a turnip thing...iow the perps have no assets).

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F&F I caught 7 walleyes with 3 keepers. The last flood or high water was our best year fishing in dirty water 5 to 10 ft. Loved it they really hammer it in the shallows

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Terry, you are right about the high and dirty water years. Last year was exactly the opposite, clear and no thermocline meant the fish were 30 to 50 down all summer.

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