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> 2020 Walleye Slot Size?
Posted: Yesterday at 10:39 pm

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QUOTE (beanstir @ Nov 22, 2019 - 01:15 pm)

I think it is terrible that we are encouraged to harvest fish that are prime spawners. Every youtube video we watch all encourage the catch and release of bigger walleyes so they can spawn another year.

The catch is the "prime spawners" have already had a chance to put some reproductive effort back into the system. When you catch a juvie, it's easy to think of it as a fish that doesn't have the same worth as a bigger, mature fish. But when you kill it and put it on the table, you are effectively removing 100% of that fish's reproductive potential. And we were removing a lot of them, right before they hit spwaning age/size.

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