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Re: Cutting cheeks out of big walleyes, and throwing them back...
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I 's never eat walleye cheeks, but they make excellent bullhead bait. :coffee:

I have a hard time believing a walleye could survive long without cheeks. If they don't bleed out, they get infected pretty quick.

If people eat cheeks because they want to utilize as much of the fish as possible and not be wasteful, kudos. If they do it because they think it tastes better than the rest or is more "tender", that's hilarious.

Posted on: 2015/4/15 8:27
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Re: east central opener report
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Tough opener for us on a Central Minnesota lake too. We caught all late males late to the spawn party who spilled milt all over the boat.

All were caught shallow on sandy bottoms and usually each spot gave up one fish right away. In debriefing the weekend, I assume with how shallow we were that if there were anymore fish, catching the first one spooked the others.

Posted on: 2014/5/13 8:11
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Re: Mille Lacs Messenger Attacks LSF
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So he picks posts where he can insert his "(sic)", a not so subtle way to try insinuate he is some how more intelligent? That guy isn't worth the rag he is printed in (sic).

Posted on: 2012/4/27 19:46
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Re: Onyx ArcticShield Giveaway
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IN

Posted on: 2011/12/7 0:11
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Re: Lindy Giveaway Game #8
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In like Flyn

Posted on: 2011/11/30 22:39
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Re: Knife Lake report
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Spot on Fishkid. I remember that "bass" club vuvidly. Half the morons were not equipted to keep the fish healthy enough to live. That's ok though, they got a 2oz deduction for each one.

One tourney a year though isn't too blame. Again it is the pressure. There are plenty of people willing to keep there limit of bass and everything else. Some even more than their limit.

I also think the ecology naturally turned over to a more crappie/pike fishery...for now. Again people can't help but keep a 40" pike to show their friends when a picture will do. Also the crappies used to be much bigger.

It's a shallow lake and it just cannot withstand much pressure. And I am pretty sure with the over harvest of larger fish, by now all species have a poor gene stock.

Posted on: 2011/6/27 9:05
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Re: Knife Lake report
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It's a tough lake to figure out as far as structure, especially with the low fishable population of walleye. Then again, I am not a walleye guy. :)

Certain areas used to be decent and fairly productive, but now they are hit and miss.

It is a shame too. If they would have maybe put better regulations that matched the pressure, it would have been a good fishery. But the regs they did put in now are too late.

Posted on: 2011/5/16 15:02
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Re: Knife Lake report
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I didn't hit it as much last year. The pike fishing was going good there for a few years, but I think the pressure on them has kind of hurt them.

Walleye, well it is never going to be a factory.

It sounded like average to below average fishing from my brother who has a cabin on the lake, unless he is keeping something from me.

Posted on: 2011/5/12 12:41
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Re: Knife Lake report
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It has been interesting seeing the ecology of the lake change since the reclamation. We have been fishing it fairly regularly for 20 years. I think what you see now is what you are going to get in the future too. Then again, the smallies are starting to establish themselves too.

Posted on: 2011/5/11 14:17
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Re: Knife Lake report
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That was a good class of fish back 7 years ago, but that generation is gone and that size crappie is more rare now. There are still plenty of crappies in there.

As an arm chair biologist, I suspect the gene pool will be pretty crappie in 7+ years as the average size continues to shrink.

Posted on: 2011/5/6 14:30
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