By Kurt Krueger
IT’S NO secret that many walleye anglers and fishing guides, the scribbler included, don’t like the walleye slot limit that is severely regulating hook-and-line harvest on the Eagle River Chain.
Few regulations the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) ever conceived are as unpopular as a slot limit that forces anglers to throw back every walleye from 14 to 18 inches in length.
Adding fuel to the fire is the Chain’s slow-growth fishery, where virtually no male walleyes will ever reach 18 inches and be available for legal harvest above the slot. Apparently we are saving those for spearers and poachers, because law-abiding anglers have no access to them.
Anglers fishing the Three Lakes side of the 28-lake chain