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Big Arbor Vitae, Vilas County

Big Arbor Vitae, Vilas County
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12/28/13 @ 9:45 PM
jcieslica
jcieslica
User since 5/14/12
Hey Wack'em, were you fishing by the island? I was down there today and only got a couple...

12/28/13 @ 8:33 PM
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wack'em & stack'em
wack'em & stack'em
User since 3/13/10
hammered them ..... caught 40+ kept 7

12/28/13 @ 6:26 PM
JethroBodine
User since 12/21/01
(shrugs)

My point was I don't think the "vast majority" are "resource rapers".

Bass/northern/muskie fishermen are a BIG piece of the angling populations:

http://www.texasbassfishing.com/us-fishing-facts.asp

38% percent of all fishermen are bass fishermen, we don't keep fish. (another stat I found said 44% of all fishermen are bass fishermen)

I don't know any IL fishermen, but the "meat" fishermen (walleye, panfish, trout) I know still aren't out there trying to put every single fish they can in the well or creel.

There are surely slobs who are greedy and bag to the max then over bag, but if the "vast majority" that guy knows are among them, he needs to make some new friends and acquaintances.

As far as "my name fitting me goes", I done graduated the sixth grade....and then picked up a few bachelors. Wouldn't put myself forth as the smartest guy in the room, but I know some fancy cypherin' nonetheless..

Cool

12/28/13 @ 7:19 AM
fredeye
MEMBER since 1/5/10
jethro you keep fish from madison and thats ok! your name fits you perfectly

12/27/13 @ 9:49 PM
releasethem88
releasethem88
User since 1/6/13
I completely agree with jethro. i live in southern wisconsin and fish down here a lot the only time i keep fish is during the winter. only panfish. when i use to work up in st.germain it was sorta disturbing the amount of fish i was seeing kept.The limits should be all changed to slots for game fish(even though i never keep them)panfish should be changed to 10-15 a day. I fish a lake that has a slot limit and for that reason we have pulled northers up to 45 out and 6lb largemouths and 30 inch eyes. so realy people keeping every walleye they catch and 6inch panfish go fish your own lakes. northern lakes get so much pressure...

12/22/13 @ 8:55 PM
JethroBodine
User since 12/21/01
"The vast majority of Wisconsin sportsman (and Illinois kin) are very greedy and don't care much about the health of our resources."

I don't keep any fish I catch in open water season.

I kept twenty 7-8" bluegills yesterday from one of the Madison Lakes, but those are the first I've kept this ice season out of many caught.

When I ice fish "up north", I don't keep any.

I have a hard time believing there aren't a lot of other sport fishermen out there. I primarily target bass and pike, guys like me aren't fishing for lunch. Wink

12/19/13 @ 11:19 AM
the predator
User since 11/1/11
How's the fishing been? Going to be comingup next weekend targeting panfish and some walleye.

12/19/13 @ 8:47 AM
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Shad
User since 8/27/01
Its very simple on this lake and every time we fish or hunt, practice what you preach!

It does not matter if you fish for fun, food or money, so practice what you preach! I look at the guides who tell others to have restraint when they themselves take a limit at least once a day, and say:

Geez guys, Practice what you Preach!!

12/17/13 @ 7:55 AM
ICEMAN420
User since 1/8/08
Do not fish Big Arb then it is a lake that is too popular to too many people over fished plain and simple. There are plenty of other lakes in the area that don't receive nearly as much pressure and just as good of a fishery and a a pretty hush hush secret. So either stop your whining and find a different lake or continue to whine and have a terrible ice fishing season.

Have a good one.

12/16/13 @ 9:05 PM
WIGooseHunter
WIGooseHunter
User since 10/27/05
Besides the Indians they guides have a huge impact on the fishing up here. They are on the hot bite 24-7 and are there to please the customers. That means 24-25 inch walleyes being kept all the time, these are the walleyes that should be released. Don't believe me just look at there old pictures. Personally me a 50$ guide license is not enough for how many fish they harvest off the money you give to for dnr to plant the fish. Nothing against guides, just showing all sides of the story.

This states needs a 10 fish limit on panfish so bad. We would have a really good pan fishery if ther dnr were to go that route. Honestly I can feed a good amount of people with 20 panfish, twice ur limit. And the limit is 25 and these guys are out there day in and day out. How many fish do they have in there freezer or how many of those fish are going to waste from being full after eating all those fish or just being freezer burn.

Just my 2cents.

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