Also a huge props to Isaac Lakich (2nd) on making a run at it!
Just incredible. Don’t even know what to say right now. I’ll follow up with the winning details in the next Target Walleye.
In the meantime you better get yourself some Berkley Ripple Shads, LJ Minnows, and Northland Slurp Jigs before they’re sold-out everywhere. 😳
2. OH: Lake Erie MWC kicked off today.
119 boats rolled-out of Port Clinton this AM in search of the BIGS. Some folks are saying it could take as much as 100 lbs over the 2 days (10-lb average!) to take home the dubyah.
The day-1 weigh-in should be happenin’ live on MWC’s FB page right about now.
3. NY: Oneida walleye egg collection just wrapped up.
> Eggs were taken from 5,190 female walleyes, and the hatchery’s quota of 270 mil eggs was reached. Those eggs eventually will produce walleyes that will be stocked in Oneida Lake and many other waters across the state.
One of those females they netted this year was a 28-incher that weighed 12.55 lbs!
Btw sounds like Oneida Lake’s walleye population is now estimated at over 1 mil adult walleyes. Believe the DEC hasn’t seen #s like that since the mid-1980s.
4. BC: Pend d’Oreille walleye limit went from 0 to unlimited.
Walleye are designated as an invasive species there, and regs had “prohibited folks from keeping [or even fishing for] species that have been [illegally] introduced to local waters.” But now she’s wide open. 🍽
5. MN: Big Stone Lake MWC registration closes Apr 19.
6. MI: Feds fine former Midland dams owner $15 mil…
…over safety violations. Some 11,000 people were evacuated from homes in mid-Michigan last May after the Edenville Dam failed following heavy rainfall – inflicted $200 mil in damage.
7. MI: Commercial fisherman wants to keep walleyes + lake trout…
…that swim into his nets, “instead of throwing them to the seagulls that swarm his boat.” Sounds like the whitefish population is way down and it’s getting harder to fill orders.
8. Can’t believe everything you see in the news….
Saw a NY news headline saying a St. Lawrence County fisherman was ticketed for exceeding the daily walleye limit, which doesn’t sound like the false part (?), but this is the image they used to go with it: