116 Million Walleyes in Lake Erie

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116 Million Walleyes in Lake Erie

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The walleye population estimate for 2020 was 116 million, the most since 2005.

“Now, with 2019 coming in next year as 2-year-olds in 2021, the first look estimate has it at 151 million, by far the highest we’ve ever seen in the lake,” he said. “It’s going to be up for quite some time.”




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Ron, I am not able to access the site you listed. Maybe it's only me?
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we did a two day charter out of port clinton last june, we had our limit in an hour and a half the first day and it took two and a half hours the second day.definetly not the most exciting fish to catch,but definetly one of the best tasting!!!!
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The link opened for me Gerry.

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digitroll (ron) wrote:
Mon Jan 04, 2021 3:02 pm
The link opened for me Gerry.
Cannot open page directly from the forum but able to open if I copy link to my browser first.
Sounds like a configuration issue with my PC.
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Good solution Gerry!

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Question - Off the top of your head does anyone know what the forage base is in Lake Erie? Thanks 🙏

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Maddog wrote:
Wed Apr 07, 2021 1:43 pm
Question - Off the top of your head does anyone know what the forage base is in Lake Erie? Thanks 🙏
Off the top of my head I believe it is smelt/alewives. I though I remember reading about Erie experiencing more die offs of alewives than the other Great Lakes due to more ice coverage in winter....so the smelt still had a foot hold. This was something I heard back when alewives were first discovered in Champlain so it may be different now.

I also hear that Erie has a good yellow population so that may be part of the forage base.

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