I do know the red lake tribe started out hook-n-line when they started up they're commercial fishery when the lake reopened but after the 1st year of our stocking program they said it wasn't cost effective and they declared they would comense netting the following year,native est last year was around 1million pounds of walleye,non natives fishing only a 3rd of upper red recorded 200k,but do we really know how many walleyes were netted? lower red is dark territory
"would comense netting the following year,"
For the last harvest year 81% of the walleyes coming into the Red Lake Fisheries were caught by hook and line by Red Lake Band members.
"native est last year was around 1million pounds of walleye,non natives fishing only a 3rd of upper red recorded 200k,"
Safe allowable harvest per acre in the Red Lakes is the same for State waters as it is for Red Lake Band waters. Since the agreement was signed the Red Lake Band has NEVER exceeded the Safe allowable harvest from their waters.
For the State waters of Upper Red Lake a little different story. For the 2014 harvest year the top of Safe allowable harvest was 3.5 pounds of walleyes per acre. That ment that the top of Safe harvest for the State waters was 168,000 pounds of walleyes. We harvested 231,135 pounds of walleyes or 4.81 pounds per acre. For the same harvest year the Red Lake Band harvested 3.35 pounds of walleyes per acre.