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One shot
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4/24/15 2:05 PM CST
every thing the slot protect the American E. will take next spring.

Crapp-tastic
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4/24/15 11:28 AM CST
It's an effective strategy, but all fisherman need to be on the same page to make it work. Based on my earlier post, I'm sure you know what I'm saying. Being optimistic is a very suitable term for this situation. Time will certainly tell.

Brightwork
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4/24/15 11:04 AM CST
My only experience with slot limits was fishing on Rainy Lake MN about 10 years ago, could keep 4 fish under 17" and one over 28". The six of us brought home full limits, we ate walleye and sauger every day for a week, and we each caught on average 20-30 fish per day in the 22-26" range. So I would say that was a good fishing trip.

I'm optimistic the slot will be good for walleye on the Willow.

Crapp-tastic
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4/24/15 10:59 AM CST
It appears so. Keep 3. Nothing in the slot of 20-24" and only keep one fish above 24".

One shot
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4/24/15 10:48 AM CST
the willow is going to have slot size?

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4/24/15 10:42 AM CST
Brightwork - looks like you are/were right. 3-fish limit with a slot size of 20-24". What are your thoughts about this? I like slot sizes and from what I've read, they're a rather effective way to producing bigger fish. However the downside is spearing the same body of water year after year will work against that growth rate since bigger females are obviously an easier target. I'm in no way against spearing or tribal rights and I also know it's a delicate topic on these threads, but I truly wish the conservation of the fisheries didn't fall solely on the shoulders of just the anglers when it comes to limits. I can't for the life of me understand why the same bodies of water are targeted for spearing year after year while not allowing the lake to replenish itself to its full potential. Hopefully some sort of agreement in the future like the new regulations for the bodies of water in Minocqua will be reached.

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4/22/15 6:17 PM CST
07-08 was the first about 3 to 4 years of low water. In 07/08 my dog could walk across the river below cedar falls.

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4/22/15 5:42 PM CST
not sure when this was but this is the rock 3rd pic is boat launch at ceder falls

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4/22/15 9:58 AM CST
1ylekiot, be sharp! the willow can be full and still have danger. I have been fishing the willow a long time and I always use caution.Keep a eye out for brush sticking out of the water, it might be only three or four little branches or bushes marking a sunken island. Good luck.

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4/22/15 7:52 AM CST
Plenty of water in the Flowages right now. Here is a link that gives you daily info on the levels.

http://www.wvic.com/WaterReports/Water_Level_Report.cfm

1ylekiot
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4/22/15 5:41 AM CST
I have never boat fished the willow but plan on it this year and I have read all posts from May and June and was wondering how low the water level has to be to make the willow a real dangerous body of water. From what I have read it is never safe you always have to be on your A game but is it ever too low to be unsafe. I plan on fishing somewhere up to the north end as i hope to get a campsite at Cedar Falls so if there is anything I need to know about the water levels up on the north end I would appreciate any info.

oo_ringo
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4/21/15 11:37 PM CST
Off the subject...but does anyone happen to have pics from a few years back of the BIG A** ROCK closer to the falls end? I think it was '08 when it was totally out of the water. I was going to show my wife but can't find any of my old pics. Any help appreciated!! Tight lines all Smile

Brightwork
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4/21/15 9:42 AM CST
Right, none of this matters until May 2 anyway. And it still doesn't matter until you get to the landing and read the post there, as a new and special rule may apply.

Some years ago I was going to be in Oregon and I thought I'd look up the trout regulations. After studying their regulation book for several hours I concluded that it might not be legal to fish for trout in the state of Oregon!

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4/21/15 8:52 AM CST
http://www.lakelandtimes.com/main.asp?SectionID=13&SubSectionID=86&ArticleID=15495

walleye numbers from 2012

Crapp-tastic
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4/21/15 8:46 AM CST
Speaking of spearing, any idea on the numbers taken from the Willow?

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