Lake Wazee, Jackson County
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12/26/15 @ 11:26 AM
I've got some personal examples of length and weight of walleyes. 31.5" weighed 11.75; 32.5" weighed 12.8; 30.5" weighed 10.2; 30.5" weighed 9.8. All these walleyes were fat and full of spawn, not anemic looking. The pic is of the 32.5 incher. It certainly doesn't look like the walleye in the DNR picture is close to 17 pounds to me, but thought I'd share my experiences.
12/26/15 @ 8:15 AM
I have been in a boat with DNR folks netting and recording data. Their job is NOT to call for better scales, cameras, rulers, and such regardless of the size of the fish. And a 30+ inch walleye that weighs 12 pounds is anemic! Kudos for the netting group who got the fish back in the water safely and quickly. Looks like a special fish to me.
12/25/15 @ 12:30 PM
12/25/15 @ 11:40 AM
Nice fish, but don't think it is 17+ lbs.I talked with the guy who netted it and it was weighed with an old spring scale as it was flopping around.They did get a length measurement (32.3), but no girth. In comparison, I caught a walleye from a near by lake in late Nov. that was the same length and had a 19" girth, weighed 12.8lbs. I would think if the fish was maybe a state record, they would get a girth measurement and called for a better scale. Not trying to down play the fish, its a hog! I'm just saying.
12/24/15 @ 12:49 PM
12/24/15 @ 12:21 PM
How about that huge walleye the DNR netted out of Lake Wazee last week! The walleye weighed 17.5 lbs just one half pound short of the Wi. state record. Lake Wazee near Black River Falls is a 146 acre former iron pit mine which at 350 feet is the deepest man maid lake in the state. The fish was released. The story was in the Dec. 23 La Crosse Tribune.