1. MN: Mille Lacs winter limit set.
[Dramatic pause] ONE walleye!
> “…allowed to keep 1 walleye per day that’s between 21-23″, or over 28″. There are no live-bait restrictions….”
Rumor has it local clean-up crews are still at it:
More info in the “Headline of the Day” below.
2. ND: Devils Lake water levels still dropping.
> …lake covered 45K acres in 1993…at its peak level, spread over 200K…[now] an estimated 50K acres of once-flooded farmland is back in production.
3. Berman/Quintano win PMTT World Championship.
That’s the Professional Musky Tournament Trail. The top 40 teams registered 68 muskies — Spencer Berman and Mathew Quintano had 10 of ’em (new record), and won a $50K boat package:
> “…casting a windblown, baitfish covered, break-line point on Lake Webster with magnum and pounder Bulldawg lures in gold/black color pattern.”
4. New Clam ice gear for the 18/19 season…
…now in stock. Bluetooth LED Hub Light, new float suits, hub shacks with thermal floors (finally!), Ultimate Ice Backpack, Glow Leech Flutter Spoons and more:
5. OH: Lake Erie was bluer than expected this summer.
After a “relatively mild” algae bloom.
6. You seen this BaitCloud video yet?
Looks like every dang bass in the lake came up snoopin’ on it:
If you didn’t know, BaitCloud is a fish-attracting ball you toss in the H20 to bring the fish to you. As always: Check your local regs!
Would lose my mind if I saw the same thing go down with walleyes. They do make a walleye version, so maybe one day….
7. Sturgeon pass hooks and terminal tackle just fine?
Tough to believe when you’re using a 5/0 VMC 7384 Sport Circle Hook:
But according to this study they do:
> …a significant portion of the long-lived fish have hooks and other fishing tackle in their digestive tracts, but they seem to be able to process and pass the metal without harm. The metal eventually breaks down from oxidation.
> DuPont said 1 sturgeon sampled during the study had 14 pieces of fishing gear in it. …caught in the fall, appeared skinny and he wondered if it would survive the winter. However, the fish was recaptured in the spring and had passed most of the metal and returned to a normal weight.
8. DC: Senators want Corps to spend $50 mil on Asian carp.
To prevent ’em from getting into the Great Lakes. #ChaChing!
9. Sea-Doo’s making a fishin’ jet ski.
Looking forward to fighting these things off the spot?