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lakeshiner
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I fish a chain and have dealt with that multi-lake walleye limit in the past. I was told I could not have more than the lake's daily bag limit in my boat at any time, even if they were caught in other lakes on the chain. Like last year now, one lake was 3 but the lake with the launch was 2. In that case if I caught my 3 on the other lake, I could drive directly to the launch with them and drop them off in the truck in a cooler. I could not stop and fish since I would then be over my limit for the launch lake, even if not caught there. Once I dropped them off, I could then go out and catch 2 more on another lake in the chain though.

On the flowage, I'd just drop fish off at the campsite as I got my limit on that particular part.

The whole reason to not stop and fish is that if you do, you can't tell the warden where you caught the fish. If you drive straight to the launch or campsite, they can believe you as to where you caught them because you were under power the whole time they saw you.

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4/20/15 3:49 AM CST
On a non fishing note I was on Cheq Bay on Saturday to cure the itch to fish and got 2 miles from 2nd landing, in 5 footers when my motor was running rough, I thought it was a little bad gas and it would pass since I just filled it up with new gas, then the engine just quit running, had to get back with the bow mount, I called a friend who had just left when I was heading out he had to turn around in Ashland come back to 2nd landing to make sure I was ok, not a fun experience, well long story short my motor was locked up tight took it to Hayward Power Sports and they confirmed it was blown and since it only had 23 hours on it Merc would put on a new powerhead under warranty, now hope they can get it done for the opener, which they said they should be able to otherwise i'll be watching from the sidelines. Tightlines to all

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4/20/15 3:24 AM CST
As always, great post Jeff!!!! Smile

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4/19/15 10:19 PM CST
In order of importance:

Guy with the picture of the fish bones symbol 4-18-15 post.

Thanks for posting that. If you read the 7th paragraph of the news release you cited, it tells of the need for the governors signature on the natural resources board emergency ruling for a three walleye bag limit in the ceded territory. The person I talked to today said it hasn't been signed yet but is expected to be done this week. Another item on his desk not signed is the trolling legislation, as of right now there is no trolling allowed on northern Wi inland lakes. No matter what side of the trolling issue you are on I know there is a lot of confusion that needs to be cleared up.

Trude/TFF bag limits with the new bridge connecting the two bodies of water, the bag limits will still be considered separate. Example if three fish limit you could catch and keep 3 on the TFF and fish Trude and catch another 2 not three as the state bag limit is 5 daily or vice versa.

Transporting fish. This is at the discretion of the Game warden. If you were lodging on the TFF or launched your boat on the TFF, caught your limit on the flowage then went under the bridge and caught 2 fish on Trude you would need to go directly to the landing or lodging and be done walleye fishing for the day. If you did as I just described and stopped again on the TFF and fished for crappies or perch and are checked and have 5 walleyes in your boat(per person)and are still fishing, you will have a problem. The safe bet is to only keep the number of fished allowed on the body of water you are fishing. I can guess there might be a lot of questions with hypothetical situations, for me the bottom line is, especially with all the other fish you can keep, do I really have to keep more then 3 walleyes per person per day? WOW I might get some flack for that one!

Provolonetone the hardest weekend of the year for me to find a place for my customers and I to pull up to a campsite for a shore lunch is Memorial day weekend. It usually requires quite a bit of driving around. You mentioned not coming until Sunday, if you are coming late in the day you might find a spot being vacated as some people leave early especially if the weather was rainy.

Last but not least, thanks Whistling Gull I had a great birthday took some time out to enjoy one of my favorite hobbies. With your photo shop abilities I wasn't going to post any targets. Met a lot of people thru LL lot of good laughs. Thanks.


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Hi everyone, I have a non fishing question I'm hoping someone can answer. I'd like to stay at one of the remote campsites on the turtle over memorial day weekend. I won't be getting up there(from southeast wisconsin) till sunday. There's 66 campsites available on a first come first serve basis. Do you think those will fill up fast, or will I be in jepeordy of not getting a site, because of the weekend it's on?

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4/18/15 11:15 AM CST
Don't know why this was not posted yet. Bag limit per DNR.

http://dnr.wi.gov/news/releases/article/?id=3560

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4/18/15 10:14 AM CST
I should have a clarification on the Trude/TFF bag limit, fish transport question in the next day or two.


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4/18/15 5:52 AM CST
I heard the same on the Turtle, 3 fish no size limit

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4/17/15 10:58 AM CST
one more thing about bag limits... if, as proposed, bag limits for walleye, for example, is 3... you cannot have/transport more than 3 while on a 3 bag limit lake

too bad about winter hanging on like that and messing with your program Tom, that had to be a nice fund raiser for the association, plus a nice way to meet some folks!

yes, our group will be staying at Scott & Kathy's FV2 on lake Bastine the 2nd week of May... already counting the days!

tight lines back atcha Tom!

EDIT: Fish Biologist, according to what I got from the DNR, the new regs should be published soon... that's all I have

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4/17/15 10:55 AM CST
Does anyone have a link to what the TFF walleye regulations will be for sure? I searched the internet and WDNR website and have found many different answers.

Thank you,

FB

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4/17/15 10:21 AM CST
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boB,

Just trying to make sure TFF visitors have a good experience. Don't want to have anyone getting a citation (by mistake)from the DNR for over-bagging, plus I know most of the DNR guys so it's easy to call them.

The Lake Association has not been offering shuttle rides to Springstead landing the last 4-5 years. There were a couple of years with poor weather on opening day (which kept crowds down) and with really late ice the last 2 years we haven't even thought about it.

Are you & the boys making your usual trip up here this spring ??

Tight Lines,

Tom502

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4/16/15 6:23 PM CST
as usual, Tom502 is out there helping out...

Will you be offering rides again for opening weekend?

I also asked about ger's question, used the DNR's "contact us" to email the following:

"Have a question regarding bag limits on the Turtle Flambeau Flowage and Trude Lake. Not sure if fish caught in Trude Lake and the TFF are to be combined or separate when counted towards your daily bag limit? Asking because of the new bridge/channel access to Trude Lake. "

---got a response from:

Karl J. Scheidegger Fisheries biologist - Outreach and Marketing Fisheries Management Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

"According to the latest bag limit information (likely to be published within the next week), Trude Lake and the Turtle Flambeau Flowage have separate entries.

Consequently, the bag limit would not be combined."

........so, for this year at least, they are separate

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4/16/15 12:57 PM CST
Tom502 thank you for doing that. I'm very curious how it will work out.

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ger,

Good question. I have a call in to Zach Lawson, the local WI-DNR Fish Biologist, to ask what the answer is. Will post more when I hear back from Zach.

Tight Lines,

Tom502

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4/16/15 4:14 AM CST
Question for you guys. With the new bridge/channel that goes thru to trude lake do they still have separate bag limits or did they combined the total with the turtle. Thanks ger

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