MOON PHASE (97%)
31° - 35° F
Below 40° F
Paddled the outside of the Gile today, staying pretty close to shore. GPS said 21 miles, does anyone know what the official shoreline distance is? I thought 27, butI cannot find info. on it now? Water was down ~3 feet, and I did not go to the east of Hwy C, so I wonder if that makes up the difference? Had a great burger afterwards at The Burger Bar...yummy!
MOON PHASE (10%)
Probably a couple things working against more stocking. It's basically far and out of the way from prime tourist areas, not very popular because of the navigation, and I've heard there have been some really bad die offs some years from the water fluctuation. Could be any combo of that...
Not sure that's the reason. They held a meeting with the locals in 05 and came up with a new management program and muskies where the 3rd highest priority to walleyes and by one vote more, perch. I thought they may be monitoring natural reproduction. They came up with a density of .1 per acre and supposedly where looking to increase this density but the stocking does not reflect this.
Anybody know why the dnr cut musky stocking so much out here. They used to dump 2500 or so every other year. Seems like it's been super slow for the past 3 years compared to the 7 I fished before. Checked the website and there's only been 3000 put in in the last 12 years. My understanding is that there is no natural reproduction did something change?