1. MN: MIlle Lacs walleye tracking study goin’ down.
‘Cuz they’re trying to figure out what’s “disappearing” (allegedly) small walleyes:
> “There’s not enough young walleye surviving until they’re 11-13” long. At that size, the risk of predation drops considerably and the fish is considered recruited into the population.
> “Large lakes need a strong year class every 3-4 years. At Mille Lacs, we’re averaging 7 years between productive hatches. That’s not sustainable.”
> “…researchers captured 70 adult walleye (18-28″), 70 juvenile walleye (7-11”)…and implanted fish with small transmitters.
> “…planted 61 telemetry receivers in a grid pattern across the lake and another 12 in streams that flow into or out of Mille Lacs.
> “Receivers can detect tagged fish up to half a mile in any direction, providing thorough coverage in each section of the lake and all types of bottom composition.”
Here’s the movements of one 23″ walleye from Sep 2018 to May 2019:
Interesting stuff. Lot more to read in the full Steve Hoffman write-up here.
Speaking of MIlle Lacs…
Here’s what some local resorts/guides wanna see from the DNR moving forward.
2. NV: Dude ties 32-yr-old perch record.
John Shorter III caught this 1-lb 8-oz (13.5″) perchzilla outta Wildhorse Reservoir on Feb 16…ties Warren Todd Goodale’s 1987 record caught on Dufurrena Pond. Guess it was just verified? Congrats man!
Anyone else find it weird to see Nevada and ice fishing mentioned in the same writeup? But guess this area in northeastern NV (near the ID border) typically has fishable ice from the beginning of January through mid- to late-March.
3. IA/NE: No-wake advisory issued for Missouri River.
From Sioux City to Rulo, which is over 200 miles [!] of river.
4. The Fishing Careers Workshop is comin’ in hot!
Happenin’ Sat, Oct 26 in Elk River, MN. Know you’ve seen us mention the Fishing Careers Workshop several times in here, ‘cuz it’s a seriously awesome one-of-a-kind event I wanna make sure you don’t miss out on!
If you’re still on the fence about going or not, have a watch at this vid with peeps talkin’ about how attending that day impacted them:
5. MN: 18th annual Fall Walleye Classic…
…happenin’ Sunday, Sep 29 on Pelican Lake near Breezy Point. Solid payouts, $200 team entry fee, and the tourney helps raise money to better walleye fishing in the Brainerd Lakes Area. More info here if you’re looking to jump in.
Pelican is definitely one of my favorite walleye lakes in the Brainerd Lakes Area. Guess I could be a bit biased…my wife (Amanda) and I have had plenty of fishin’ date nights out there, and it’s even where we got married:
6. IA: DNR traced fish kill to poultry biz.
> Overfull manure storage at the egg-laying facility caused a leak from one of the buildings, where manure was exposed to rainfall. …the runoff had high ammonia levels which flowed to [Little Bear Creek].
7. IA: DNR says no moving crayfish from Storm Lake.
Trying to stop the spread of invasive rustys.
8. Newest Midwest (video) Fishing Reports out now.
From the AMSOIL crew: