It's a sad day that world class browns like the one in the video below day's are numbered! The DNR has quit stocking german browns and the numbers will slowly but surely disappear.
Since the DNR has quit stocking these great fish I'm curious if they would have enough fore-sight to somehow reduce limits and/or put a size limit into effect so Lake Michigan german brown numbers will at least last a while longer? I believe the current limit is something like 5 browns.
Another possibility is to have a slot limit. All small browns to be released and possibly a reduced limit for large browns. How many boats in the spring and other times of year are loaded with limits of small browns? Another possibility is to eliminate bait fishing, only allow a limited number of tip-ups, etc.
I know some of these alternatives to the present regs may not be favorable but at least the browns that are there will last a bit longer? If you enjoy fishing for world class browns let the DNR know your thoughts before it slowly but surely slips away!