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Red L. W/E regs. changes
« on: April 02, 2019, 09:14:59 AM »
 :reporter; Upper Red Lake walleye regulation changes announced for open water season.

4/2/19


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Bag limit remains but anglers can put larger walleye in the frying pan.

While anglers fishing Upper Red Lake this spring will again be able to keep four walleye, a change in the size regulation will allow them to take one fish over 20 inches making potential keepers out of considerably more of the lake�s walleye population.

Since May 2017, the regulation allowed anglers to keep four fish with only one over 17 inches. Adjusting the one-over size to 20 inches will put more mature females within the allowed four-fish bag limit during the open water season that begins Saturday, May 11.

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Under the new regulation, anglers will be able to keep four walleye under 20 inches, or a combination of three walleye under 20 inches and one over 20 inches.

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We're using the new regulation to let anglers remove surplus spawning stock, which hasn't sufficiently happened under the previous regulation, said Gary Barnard, Department of Natural Resources Bemidji area fisheries supervisor. The DNR will likely adjust the regulation following the 2019 open water season, after anglers remove the surplus of mature female walleye.

The previous regulation resulted in harvest of approximately 234,000 pounds for the 2018 harvest year. While this harvest level was a record high for any year since reopening the lake to walleye fishing in 2006, it was still short of the target harvest range for the lakes surplus spawning stock condition. That level of harvest has not been effective in reducing spawning stock toward the desired optimal condition of 2.5-4.5 pounds per acre.

Red Lake's walleye harvest is managed under a joint harvest plan, revised in 2015 by the Red Lakes Fisheries Technical Committee. An Upper Red Lake Citizen Advisory Committee reviews harvest totals and regulation options and makes recommendations for walleye regulation adjustments for the state waters of Upper Red Lake.

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The revised harvest plan recommends an aggressive approach when walleye spawning stock is in surplus, as it is currently, Barnard said. Anglers can expect a return to more restrictive size or bag limits in future seasons once spawning stock is managed to more desirable levels.

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More information about Red Lake fishing regulations is available at mndnr.gov/regulations/fishing.
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Re: Red L. W/E regs. changes
« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2019, 09:29:03 AM »
Isn't that interesting....

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Re: Red L. W/E regs. changes
« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2020, 09:35:21 AM »
didnt want to mix this up with cookies updates, so put it here..............read somewhere yesterday that another house rental outfit closed down for the season.........lake conditions to bad!!!!!!!
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« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2020, 08:37:29 AM »
didnt want to mix this up with cookies updates, so put it here..............read somewhere yesterday that another house rental outfit closed down for the season.........lake conditions to bad!!!!!!!
Not real surprising to me as there's not a lot of the walleye season left & with the current conditions I'll bet it's a real PITA movin their houses & plowin spots for wheelhouses. If the  :fishing: is a iffy too, can't say I blame 'em.
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« Reply #4 on: January 21, 2020, 05:59:45 PM »
Heard today westwind shut down for the season to now.
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« Reply #5 on: January 21, 2020, 06:50:58 PM »
Wow that pretty much says it all.  Imagine the money they won't be making and probably jobs not there now neither. 

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« Reply #6 on: January 21, 2020, 07:53:26 PM »
Heard today westwind shut down for the season to now.

From their FB page.  Not sure if for the season or just a week or so? Their still going with rentals it sounds like.   


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The last round of snow dropped about 7 more inches of snow out on the lake. With the amount of snow and flooding we will NOT be allowing wheelhouses this week and weekend for sure. There is just no place to go that doesn't or hasn't flooded. This week is calling for mild temps so nothing will freeze. Our rentals will be business as usual. We are working on new roads now to bypass some of the slush pockets.
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« Reply #7 on: January 21, 2020, 08:29:11 PM »
Thanks for clarifying that leech.
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« Reply #8 on: January 22, 2020, 05:08:31 PM »
I will say this that kind of sucks if your renting a resort house the rest of this winter.  When the snow gets deep and there is a lot of slush, Resorts are less likely to move their house to new spots like they can easily do on a thick ice low snow year.  Once they get things plowed out and harden up they may leave everything in place for a while before breaking new ground out some where's else. Areas under houses could get a little fished out day after day of fishing one spot.  Good luck.   :undecided:
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