Keeping or releasing ?

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Wallyandre (Andre)
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Keeping or releasing ?

Postby Wallyandre (Andre) » Wed Feb 19, 2020 6:39 pm

An excellent article on the catch & release of those big walleyes
http://www.joelnelsonoutdoors.com/ask-m ... cr5us3kiza
Gecha (Gerry)
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Re: Keeping or releasing ?

Postby Gecha (Gerry) » Thu Feb 20, 2020 3:23 pm

Smaller walleyes are much tastier anyway.
Have fun catching the big ones and release them, so another angler can enjoy the same thrill.
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C-Hawk
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Re: Keeping or releasing ?

Postby C-Hawk » Thu Feb 20, 2020 10:04 pm

Then again, I just read an article that says maybe the older, bigger walleye are sterile. If I see it again I'll try and post.
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Re: Keeping or releasing ?

Postby riverrunner » Fri Feb 21, 2020 1:11 pm

It's a game of percentages. The big girls have a bunch of eggs in them, but the % of them that are viable is much lower than a younger fish. More eggs with less fertility VS. less eggs with higher fertility. It eventually evens out.

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