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Time to drop anchor on Chain slot limit
By Kurt Krueger

THERE?IS little doubt in my mind that Department of Natural Resources (DNR) fisheries biologist Steve Gilbert is right that the slot limit protecting 14- to 18-inch walleyes has done some good for the fishery.

If growing a few more larger walleyes was the major goal, then the experiment with a different regulation worked. The question, however, is at what price for the tourism industry?

This is not a body of water that ever had a problem with walleye reproduction, for like the Three Lakes side of the 28-lake chain, there was always abundant recruitment of young fish.

I’m writing on the topic today because walleye

Tuesday, May 28, 2013 3:19 PM
 

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