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kingfish
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5/5/15 4:12 PM CST
I was asked about the Chetek Chain and it was answered correctly. If one were to look at the link from Hurricanes posting, you would see the other lake restrictions when you clicked on the pdf. This ends comments on this chain over walleye regs.

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5/5/15 4:02 PM CST
Special reg dated 05/01/15 is on a couple of places under fishing on dnr site.

I called and got a clarification on some things as I fish Chippewa river , Wissota and Holcomb flowage. Just so everyone is aware they advised me you are only allowed 3 eyes a day from the whole chain as a chain is considered one body of water.So from dells pond in Eau Claire all the way to Holcomb Flowage 3 a day. and Chetek chain is all one body. I when I asked if the limit is only 3 eye thru out ceded territory dnr person stated each body has to be considered individually IE check for posting at launches so simpler gets more confusing. The one good thing is the new protected slot of 20 to 24 all waters not in special regs changed to slot. Chippman

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5/5/15 3:30 PM CST
Thank you so much for pointing that out. Just thought possibly Google (Ceded territory fishing limts) wasn't available to some. But, appreciate you, for your first ever post on this thread, correcting me.

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5/5/15 2:43 PM CST
Yes Hurricane, I like to see the regs in writing as well. I have a great respect for Kingfish, and enjoy his posts, but what happens if he happened to remember something incorrectly? The DNR stops him and he's in violation. What is he supposed to say? "Kingfish told me....". So, your sarcasm is unwarranted. You should be praising the man for wanting to be absolutely positive of the rules and regs for this season. He's just trying to be a legal fisherman and not harm the local fisheries.

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5/5/15 11:36 AM CST
For anyone else who has a problem taking the word of a local and former resort owner... Here you go:

http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/fishing/ceded/baglimits.html

Wondering

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5/5/15 8:33 AM CST
After lots of mining through the website, I found the regulations as Kingfish stated. Good for the chain! I'll be up in 2 weeks for the first trip of the year. Smile

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5/5/15 8:27 AM CST
Kingfish - Can you give a link to where the special walleye regs for the chain are located? I can't find them in the WI DNR regs and the only special regs shown are for pike - or is this an unlisted LOCAL rule and not from the DNR? I understand the concept and reasoning but need to see the actual regulations for the chain so I stay legal and help the fishery.

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5/5/15 8:19 AM CST
Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: 76° - 80º F Water Temp: 66° - 70° F
Out mid afternoon yesterday and caught a nice small pike right off the dock on a jig, he was about 16 inches. Took the boat out and caught some crappies and gills in shallow water around downed tree using leaf worms/crawlers. Some of the gills had a golden belly getting ready to spawn. Didn't keep anything, but water was warming up and still nice and clear. Looks to be a very good season ahead.

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5/4/15 6:39 PM CST
could not find any concentration of crappies Cronk. Water temps need to climb a little yet.

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5/4/15 5:26 PM CST
Very nice lookin walleye kingfish. Good to see ya out and about. Have the crappie finished there annual business or have they just moved up to spawn?

Ive got some fish up shallow on menomin but cant really say they have finished up. The ones i have gotten are males for the most part.

Cronk

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5/4/15 5:17 PM CST
I think it's Great that they added the slot to the chain. I'm very happy to see the Eye's coming back strong. I look forward to getting my button Every year... thanks a Lot for the Info! Happy fishing!

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5/4/15 3:54 PM CST
since this is in the ceded territory we now have a 15 inch min and a slot of 20 to 24. Limit of 3 eyes, one of which may be over 24 inches. Was hard to throw back but it is the best for the fishery.

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5/4/15 2:58 PM CST
Can anyone tell me the rules up there for the Eye's. Limits and slots, etc... ? Thanks a Lot guys! Happy fishing! Can't wait for our June trip to get here....!

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5/4/15 9:39 AM CST
Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: 51° - 55° F Water Temp: 56° - 60° F
got out for a couple hours on Sunday morning. Kept one 17.5 eye and had to toss back a slot fish at 21 plus another at 20.25. Fishing with leeches on slip at 4 to 5 ft down. Only saw two other boats out by 8:30am. Pic is of the released 21 incher.

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5/2/15 1:23 PM CST
Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: 66° - 70° F Water Temp: 56° - 60° F
slow fishing for us this am. started in Pokegama with temp at 7am at 55 deg. One keeper eye one throwback and 3 nice gills. Went totally quiet by 9:30 so we checked other spots on Chetek and Ten Mile. Picked up two more crappies and quit at noon. eyes on leeches, others drifting. Warmest water found was 60 on a back bay.

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