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Wright6
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7/24/14 11:27 AM CST
Sheboygen, I hope you are refering to your catch as being low. If I fished a lake for 10 days straight and only caught 22 walleyes I would not be happy. Sissabagama is in the same boat as Long. Many other lakes produce 20-50 fish days easily. Stone, Sand, LCO, Grindstone, just to name a few close. None of them have the Largemouth population that Long and Sis do. I do agree that spearing and overharvest by anglers does have something to do with it.

JC-Wisconsin
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7/24/14 11:09 AM CST
"guess what guys, all game fish to include walleye are eating each others fry!! These fish have coexisted for years."

What you state is true, but LM bass eat walleye fry moreso than any other gamefish. It has been proven that a lake cannot be managed well for both LM bass and walleye as they do not coexist well. For whatever reason, be it the warm years of the 1990s-2000s, CPR of bass, or the implementation of the 14" size limit, bass populations have exploded. When studies show that all stocked walleye fry in certain lakes are being eaten by LM bass, that should tell you what is happening.

Here is the study most people are pointing to when blaming LM bass for walleye population declines:

ftp://ftp.dnr.state.mn.us/pub/fsh/dastaple/SLICE/FayramDissertationECOpath.pdf

Although this relationship may not be accurate for all lakes, there does certainly exist a relationship between declining walleye populations and increasing LM bass populations.

Sheboygan
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7/24/14 8:41 AM CST
Just my 2 cents worth. Our group (8 guys) caught over 180 walleyes between 15" and 26" from May 20th thru May 30th this year. Coldest water temps that I can remember. (46 degrees on the first day and around 62 on the last day). Caught very few bucket mouths compared to years past. Guys from Illinois were targeting bass each morning and doing very well. I think it's all about location, presentation and technique. Feel free to PM me for details.

Stratos1967
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7/24/14 6:30 AM CST
I guess it's easier to blame the "BASS"; rather than your own fishing ability! I am a bass guy and catch walleye all year bass fishing. Tired of hearing "the bass are eating all the walleye fry"…guess what guys, all game fish to include walleye are eating each others fry!! These fish have coexisted for years. Crying

BlueMonte
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7/23/14 10:02 PM CST
That sucks with the Walleye situation. How would a person get the numbers back? Obviously I am a catch and release when it comes walleyes and I do believe that the bass are very delicious. I took a couple of big females out this spring.

slipp bobber
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7/23/14 7:24 AM CST
Wright6,,,I agree 100%..Way to many bass..Been saying it for years...20-30 years ago it was an awesome walleye fishery..As were a lot of lakes in the area..Big Chetac and Red Cedar..Bass numbers climbing way out of control, along over harvest from spearing and sport fishing have combined to destroy the walleye populations.

Wright6
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7/23/14 5:55 AM CST
There are not many walleyes left in this lake. When all the fish that are caught are big fish that is a tell tale sign of the population going down. I have experienced this in a few other lakes as well. I think that the amount a largemouth bass may have a lot to do with this.

longlakers
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7/22/14 6:04 PM CST
Fishing has been tough this year.Don't know what is going on but walleyes are really hard to find.Hope it gets better.

BlueMonte
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7/20/14 9:58 PM CST
Hey all, haven't read anything new on here for awhile, but how has the fishing been, all species. Needing some pointers on where to go. Bringing my father-in law up and want to show him some good fishing.

Thughes411
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6/16/14 10:54 AM CST
Conditions: Partly Sunny Air Temp: 71° - 75° F Water Temp: 61° - 65° F
Hi All,

We just completed my family's annual trip to Long Lake fishing from Sat June 7 - Sat June 14. Pretty good weather with a mixture of partly cloudy, sunny and rainy days....most days had temps in the 70s with only one rainy and cold day which was our worst fishing day by far.

Overall the fishing was good with great largemouth bass fishing for those who like to fish for bass. Most taken on plastic worms (prerigged and texas style).

Slow crappies but we did not focus too much on them since the bass were active.

Good numbers on walleye catches but only 1 over 18 inches for the week - we really only spent about an hour each night chasing walleye and usually caught about 5 each night when targeted. So overall not too bad for a novice walleye fisherman.

Decent northern catch - but on the small side with most less than 24 inches caught while fishing for bass or walleye.

A ton of rock bass as usual and a few large perch - none of which were taken due to the black spots....do not want to take the chance on cleaning them since we do not know what the spots on the scales in and the meat is all about.

Tim

Saronafish
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6/13/14 7:44 AM CST
I was mistaken. I was told it wasnt going to go up. Here is what the DNR has listed. Guess I should have looked it up first. Keeping just one sure wouldnt hurt anything though.

http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/fishing/documents/regulations/2014RevisedBagLimitsWeb.pdf

ccooper29
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6/13/14 5:36 AM CST
According to the Long Lake Chamber of Commerce the limit was just raised to 2 per day.

Saronafish
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6/12/14 3:37 PM CST
NO...

Its 1 fish the whole year.

Sleep
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6/12/14 12:22 PM CST
Has the limit for walleye been increased to two fish. If so, what is the explanation from the DNR?

Sheboygan
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6/4/14 10:52 AM CST
Fished Old Lady Long from 5-20 thru 5-30. Caught plenty of walleye in the 15 to 22 inch range but not as many smaller ones as years past. A 24", 25" and 26" also. Don't understand the 1 per day limit. Water temp was 46 degrees on the first day and 66 degrees on the last. Water temp did not seem to matter. Had one excellent night with lighted bobbers along the Boy Scout camp.

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