Lake Wazee, Jackson County

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12/26/15 @ 11:26 AM
killler
killler
USER since 1/15/04
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.

Lake Wazee, Jackson County Photo
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12/26/15 @ 8:15 AM
Mr.Bass
Mr.Bass
USER since 5/18/02
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.

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12/25/15 @ 12:30 PM
jiggin pro
jiggin pro
USER since 2/3/08
Yeah, i tend to agree. it just doesnt quite look that big, but none the less it is a pig. We've seen some huge ones in there though, they're there. Catching the big ones on the other hand...tough accomplishment.

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12/25/15 @ 11:40 AM
walleye1991
walleye1991
USER since 9/21/12
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.

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12/24/15 @ 12:49 PM
BagoBoy320
BagoBoy320
USER since 11/4/10
Did Scuba Diving training here would have been awesome to see that pig underwater.

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12/24/15 @ 12:21 PM
gusgus
gusgus
USER since 6/24/09
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.

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