Thanks for the updates. I may still give it a shot this weekend.
MOON PHASE (41%)
Caught some small northerns myself this weekend. Kept all the small ones. For this to work as the northerns get bigger, those will be the ones that have to be released to get the sizes back up. Lots of carp in shallow spawning. That will be done by this weekend.
Please, please, please if you want bigger northerns out here ever again, a ton of the small snakes need to be taken out. Let the big ones go so there are some good genes remaining. There are tons of 12 to 18 inch northerns that are stunted due to the high density. Keep 5 every time and release anything bigger. There are way too many per acre and it gets worse with every dnr fyke netting. They fry up very well. Not a ton of meat but 3 to 4 guys with their limits will fill up a freezer bag plenty full.