Lake Metonga, Forest County

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6/23/16 @ 12:53 AM
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Tracking Bass
Tracking Bass
USER since 2/3/10

MOON PHASE (89%)
Waning Gibbous

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Night Time

AIR TEMP
56° - 60° F

WATER TEMP
66° - 70° F
Came up to cabin last night and didn't get out fishing till 9:45pm. Third cast nice 24"walleye up real shallow on a smithwick but unfortunately that was the only fish. Called it a night at 11:33pm and was on water by 7 fished till 11 and didn't get a bite. Usually get 1 nice fish every time out but it's always just 1 winter or summer. Wish I could figure out a pattern to put a few more fish in the boat. I throw all my walleyes back on Metonga. Get enough for a few meals on wolf river just doing this for fun and maybe a trophy fish some nite. Peace

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5/5/16 @ 1:27 PM
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walleye_warrior
walleye_warrior
USER since 6/19/01

MOON PHASE (2%)
Waning Crescent

I took this photo Wednesday, 5/4, on the north boat landing.

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5/4/16 @ 9:10 AM
stl ken
stl ken
USER since 2/22/10

I guess check the board at the launch on Saturday to know for sure. Good luck to you and have a safe season.

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5/4/16 @ 8:59 AM
Old Codger 63
Old Codger 63
USER since 4/30/14

At one point I looked at the same sheet thinking it was current.  2016-17 regs were effective April 1, 2016.  Your post shows the 2015-16 regs.  It is a little confusing but you just have to closely watch the dates.  As for the rationale for changing, I haven't the slightest idea, but I always thought a slot would be an interesting idea.  I would have liked the slot to be 20-28, there are quite a few 28+" walleyes in Metonga right now and that would allow someone to keep a nice trophy, if desired.  Good luck this weekend, have not been out on lake so I have no idea where the fish will be in the post spawn schedule, will it be jigs or crankbaits?

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5/4/16 @ 8:06 AM
stl ken
stl ken
USER since 2/22/10

Got this on DNR website.  Metonga 18"

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5/3/16 @ 11:38 PM
plumdog
plumdog
USER since 6/28/08

I'm not really sure what Greg Matzke's goals are here. I would've liked to see it stay at 18 with one over 24. 

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5/3/16 @ 9:08 PM
Arod
Arod
USER since 2/26/13

Could a DNR fish biologist please explain the rational for this change. I don't have a problem with the changes but it sure is a lot different than the regs we have had for the past three or four years. I can make some assumptions but what are these new regs telling us about the walleye fishery on Metonga. 

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5/3/16 @ 12:29 PM
Old Codger 63
Old Codger 63
USER since 4/30/14

If you dig a little and then put the puzzle pieces together it is updated on the DNR site.  It has ceded territory (3 fish, 15" minimum, 20-24 no keep slot and one fish over 24") and then you have to go way down to get special regulations by county.  For example, Lucerne is still 18" minimum size limit, it is listed as one of the special regulations.  I guess they could have spelled out each lake.  

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5/3/16 @ 10:04 AM
8 pointer
8 pointer
USER since 2/12/13

it was posted in the forest republican the same as Old Codger wrote it.


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5/3/16 @ 10:03 AM
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walleye_warrior
walleye_warrior
USER since 6/19/01

MOON PHASE (14%)
Waning Crescent

Gimper those are the old rules, the DNR does not have their website updated yet. Yes it is very confusing but the new walleye regs will be 15" minimum with the 20-24" slot. I expect, and hope, the DNR has their webpage updated by this weekend to eliminate the confusion 

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