Finally got out today with a buddy mark,water temp 34-36 everywhere and water flowing heavy.Not many fish today but decent quality 2 nice musky a nice eye and sauger.Way to much water pumping out of the spillway to fish effective.Hit a snowstorm on the way home-better than work for sure.
Wisconsin River Prairie Du Sac
In my experience calling people out for keeping undersized fish has worked all but two times in the last ten years for me. I prefer to give guys the benefit of the doubt but there are definitely some scum bags out there. If they won't release undersized fish give the warden a call and try to get their plates. I had a warden bust a guy with an undersized pike 40 miles from where I confronted him because I gave them his plates. Given that the lower Wisconsin is such a unique fishery I would love to see more signage around the dam educating people on length limits, protected species, etc. with the tip line number in big bold numbers. Maybe that's something I can work on this winter. Ultimately though its up to responsible sportsmen to be vigilant and call people out on their BS, the few wardens we have are pretty busy during deer/waterfowl season.
My two cents.
Keeping undersized fish. Saying they didn’t know the size limit is 18” for Walleye and 15” for Sauger. Also ran into another guy who had a limit of walleye already and was continuing to fish them which I had to tell him was illegal. I’ve seen multiple guys that raised my suspicion that they are double bagging in the same day. Just poor education all around???? Definitely needs more stops from the wardens
I am reading that as people keeping or attempting to keep undersized walleyes. It seems to be a common occurrence whenever I am there on the shoreline, especially in the spring. Best bet is to call the tip line if you observe anyone breaking the law, sometimes they will put you in direct contact with the warden assigned to this area.