Maybe that is why it is in the toilet. Limits were way to high and if you didn't get a limit you were disappointed. I assume went back next time for another limit.
Nice job Oldstar The guy just caught a few nice Perch and kept them in compliance with state regs. I get so tired of Holier than Thou people on here that feel like they have to save our fishing in the state. Here is a thought. Oldstar will keep a legal limit of fish to eat, you release all of yours and then it will be like he only kept half a limit. Would that help?
I wasn't trying to be holier than the next guy. Reading my statement back I can understand where you thought that. I guess my point was that back in the day when the slot was a hundred and people were catching their "limit" it did not help the perch population on mille lacs and any other lake for that matter. Seems like the perch population is down amongst a lot of so called great perch lakes. 100 just seemed ridiculous to me for any species. I agree with oldstar that the way the lake has been managed it will be hard for the perch to rebound with all the big predator fish in the lake. But their is a sediment I think that alot of people feel like they always need to take a limit. I am not saying oldstar is one of them. I have friends that are that way when I tell them I went fishing and they ask me if I limited out. It seems to a lot of people that is their main focus or concern when going fishing. Once again not saying this is true for oldstar. They are usually my friends that keep big sunfish and crappies because they can brag about how they kept these big fish. I meant that maybe we a "fisherman" can do are part once and while because if we leave it all up to the DNR we will be in big trouble.
Now back to original thread now that I hijacked it. Nice fish. Those crazy bees sure do seem more abundant this winter as each time out I have caught some or seen some on the graph and don't recall doing this the last several winters. Don't recall that many floaters from this past summer either. Tight lines boys.