Lake Metonga, Forest County

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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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5/2/16 @ 9:15 PM
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Old Codger 63
Old Codger 63
USER since 4/30/14

MOON PHASE (23%)
Waning Crescent
I think the confusion has already begun because there is a 2016-2017 reg that is different. Look for the 16-17 reg and tell me what you think. The posting at the landing is different than the 15-16 reg says. 15-16 says 18" minimum and that is not what the posting at the landing says. This will be interesting! So are we currently in the 16-17 season?

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5/2/16 @ 1:03 PM
Gimper
Gimper
USER since 11/27/01
OC,

Just so there isn't any confusion, and to keep folks out of trouble, here's the regs.

http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/fishing/documents/regulations/CTWalleyeRegs2015Web.pdf

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5/2/16 @ 11:35 AM
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Old Codger 63
Old Codger 63
USER since 4/30/14

MOON PHASE (23%)
Waning Crescent
Minimum size limit of 15", 20-24" prohibited keep slot, 3 fish daily bag limit and one of those fish can be larger than 24". Am I interpreting this correctly? This will be an interesting year on Metonga. Personally I do not have any problem with this arrangement. We really have not caught that many fish in the 15-17" range in the last couple years. I was told these regulations are posted at the landing and in the regs. Those 15" walleyes are tasty little critters! Good luck and be safe on the opener.

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4/20/16 @ 9:41 AM
8 pointer
8 pointer
USER since 2/12/13
Ice Is Gone!!! Cool

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4/12/16 @ 9:09 AM
Plunger II
Plunger II
MEMBER since 3/20/12
Thanks for the update on the ice conditions, it's hard to get information on Metonga these days!

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4/12/16 @ 8:06 AM
Old Codger 63
Old Codger 63
USER since 4/30/14
Ice still holding on, it might be thicker now than two weeks ago. It actually started to push up a little bit a couple weeks back but is pretty solid right now. I wouldn't venture out on it and it should go quickly with some sun, rain and wind.

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