Big Dardis Lake —Located near the town of Phillips - 144-acre Big Dardis has a low-density walleye population maintained by stocking of large fingerlings every other year. Immediately after ice out in 2017, the Park Falls fisheries team captured 55 walleyes and estimated the adult population to be about 0.4 adults per acre using fyke nets. Fyke nets averaged 2 walleyes = 10 inches per net-night with 96% greater than 15 inches and 42% at least 25-inches long. The largest walleye measured in the spring survey was 29.2 inches. Low walleye density allows for plenty of forage and walleyes are growing fast enough to reach trophy size. Angling harvest is managed under a daily bag limit of 3 walleyes, a 15-inch minimum length limit, a protected slot from 20 to 24 inches, and only 1 walleye over 24 inches allowed. There is one public boat launch located on Dardis Lake Lane. —Chad Leanna, DNR fisheries technician, Park Falls
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