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morecowbell23
Posted: Sep 21, 2017 - 03:14 pm


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So its 1 o'clock and its been a bit a slow morning with one under size walleye tossed back and I'm thinking one more pass and this guy shows up.
Though it was a sheep head with the weight and when it first came to the surface.
Biggest walleye for me on Lady Nipp. 28 inches 8.4 lbs.

Good dreams tonight.lol

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Posted: Sep 21, 2017 - 03:17 pm


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Awe Sweet, Thirsty Thursday just got Thirstier.

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Posted: Sep 21, 2017 - 03:20 pm


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Posted: Sep 21, 2017 - 03:22 pm


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Porn # 3

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Posted: Sep 21, 2017 - 03:58 pm


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There's an old saying....."when you put that line in the water and you don't know what's on the other end....it's your imagination under there".

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Posted: Sep 21, 2017 - 04:36 pm


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that is just awesome!!!

cheers to that big girl!!!

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Posted: Sep 21, 2017 - 07:02 pm


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Nice fish!

Would have liked to have seen CPR - Catch Photo Release...but to each their own


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Posted: Sep 21, 2017 - 09:16 pm


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After landing the fish and taking a few photos I returned her to the water and considered what I felt I should do.
It is wasn't a easy decision for me.
I have a lot respect for this fishery and the hardships it has gone through.
I've been coming to this lake since the saw mill was in operation and is one my special places to be.
Can anyone comment on the life span and the ability to reproduce when a walleye reaches this age.

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Posted: Sep 21, 2017 - 11:33 pm


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QUOTE (morecowbell23 @ Sep 21, 2017 - 09:16 pm)
Can anyone comment on the life span and the ability to reproduce when a walleye reaches this age.

The 2012 Lake Nipissing Data review studied the lake's walleye population and harvest trends from 1967-2011.
Walleye can live 25+ years .....on Nipissing the normal life span of a healthy unharvested fish would likely be somewhere between 15-20 years of age.
Walleye grow fast for the first 3-4 years of life with average size reflective of the length of the growing season (as determined by water temperature), water productivity and abundance of forage.
Females live longer than males and grow faster particularly after they reach maturity. A female walleye on Nipissing matures usually between 4 & 5 years of age and starts spawning normally by year 5.
The nice fish morecowbell23 caught most likely is a female somewhere around 15 years of age and has probably already spawned for maybe 10 years or so.
There's considerable variation in the number of eggs produced by an individual fish but average egg count in a mature female could be around 25,000 eggs per pound of fish.
We've had these types of discussions before on this board...but as anglers, generally, we can't imply, suggest or impose our own personal expectations as to when another angler should or shouldn't harvest a particular fish.
The only stipulations as to sports fishing harvest are dictated by the Ontario fishing regulations.
Under the assumption the angler was appropriately licensed....was the particular fish in question caught by legal means, within the current established angling season and did it's size (as well as number of fish harvested) meet the regulations in effect, in that particular fishing zone, at the time of harvest?
If all the conditions are met....the angler has the right to harvest the fish at his or her discretion....irrespective of what the rest of us may think or do ourselves in a similar situation.

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Posted: Sep 22, 2017 - 06:52 am


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I just want to thank everyone for their comments and always helpful incite on this forum.

Together we can make Lake Nipissing great again. Its going to be great. lol

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Posted: Sep 22, 2017 - 07:17 am


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My take; Nipissing is a virtual walleye factory. If anglers continues to respect regulations, the lake can and will sustain large fish like this and you shouldn't feel bad for keeping it.

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Posted: Sep 22, 2017 - 08:00 am


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I may have harvested a under slot fish.
This was in the stomach.

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Posted: Sep 22, 2017 - 10:07 am


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Beauty man. Congrats.

The size restriction is there for a reason. There are gazillions of 14 - 16 inchers that are about to reach maturity.

Keeping a monster like that is a rain drop in the ocean. No effect whatsoever.

The odd person will chime in and say "well if everyone keeps their 28 inch picky there will be none left".

Well guess what. Nobody is keeping their 28" pickies cause nobody is catching them. And if anyone does catch one, most people will put them back.

So no big deal if someone wants to eat one. I wouldn't personally, but each to their own if it's legal.

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Posted: Sep 22, 2017 - 07:36 pm


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I agree Nipissing is a Walleye factory. I fished the nip this summer and found it easy to catch walleye, which I found surprising considering all the regulations. I also fished other bodies of water with not special walleye regs and couldn't catch shite. Just saying you'd think with all the talk of the walleye being in so much decline on Nipissing, Why are they so easy to catch?

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Posted: Sep 23, 2017 - 08:02 am


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Friday Report
Another great weather day,on the lake by 9 and steady action of walleye and the one more pass fish caught by my brother inlaw was a 30 inch 5 lbs pike

Last day for us
Hope everyone gets a chance to enjoy the weekend

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