As one that fished 3 days every week all winter season & caught so many nice fat walleyes from 13 to 26" I am surprised at this report. I caught one slot walleye all winter & am not kidding when I say I caught more fish this season than during any recent season. I would really appreciate the DNR telling us what they think is going on because I don't get it. The one thing that did concern me was how few small walleyes I caught.
See it's interesting to hear all the different sides to this. As a C&R fisherman by practice... this has been an outstanding year on ML. I no longer feel the need to make the hike to LOTW. I can drive a couple hours to ML and catch PB walleyes. So to me, keep doing what their doing.
But I don't know anything about the lake environment and what is needed. I only assume those who get paid the big bucks do, and in my mind whatever they'd done seems to have helps as I'm pulling up walleyes ranging from 13" to 30" from December to January.