Most of the tourney guys are local anyway. The fish they get on tourney days are usually released. Probably LESS impact than a normal day. Mrt.
Nobait - you are nuts, you haven't a clue what a tourney does or does not do to a lake. I don't have the stats and I don't think anyone can have accurate stats, but i'll tell you with high degree of certainty, tournament guys are the most conservative people around. I'd bet 1% of fish that die are from tourney's, maybe .5%. You don't have the slightest clue bud. Just because people see 50 walleyes floating around after a tourney, you guys jump to conclusions. The old retired guy fishing daily is doing more damage than anyone else. CPR, fishing can still be fun when you throw fish back. We aren't in a depression, no need to hide cash in under your beds....fishing can be fun even in you don't fill the livewell for one of the contacts in your phone. Is it legal? sure. Does it make sense? NO!
MOON PHASE (36%)
66° - 70° F
66° - 70° F
Went out from 3:30 to 6 today on the east side got 4 decent perch. Fished in 8-10 fow using crawler pieces on jigs and #6 hooks dead sticking.
MOON PHASE (79%)
if you want to save the lake, promote getting rid of the tournaments on Winnebago, they do much more damage than the baby boomers. Greed and selling our natural resources for profit has done the most damage.
Perch fishing has been good with many year classes present, those baby boomers must be over harvesting them that there is so many.