2016 Fall Walleye Index Netting Report

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Mike Schmuck
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2016 Fall Walleye Index Netting Report

Post by Mike Schmuck » Tue Mar 28, 2017 8:03 am

Hey everyone, the 2016 Fall Walleye Index Report is ready to go. Please email me at [email protected] with the subject 'Walleye Report' (without the quotes) and I will send you a copy of the report.

BTW, the Alder Street Fill in Moses Lake should be getting good soon. I was there yesterday and while the flows are not much yet, the lake is full and we should be seeing walleye moving up into Crab Creek soon. This is a great opportunity to catch some good fish. It is not complicated. This is a drift fishery with a jig and grub. Use a heavy enough jig to keep your bait bouncing along the rocky bottom and be ready for a light bite. The key to catching walleye here is to be able to discern between the tap of a walleye and the tap of a rock. The difference is often subtle, but those who have learned it will be rewarded with plenty of walleye.

Here is a video that does a great job of explaining this unique fishery.
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-Mike

zen leecher aka Bill W
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Re: 2016 Fall Walleye Index Netting Report

Post by zen leecher aka Bill W » Tue Mar 28, 2017 9:27 am

I believe there is a maximum size hook restriction for this area. People might check up on this.

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Re: 2016 Fall Walleye Index Netting Report

Post by Mike Schmuck » Tue Mar 28, 2017 9:37 am

Yes there is. Thanks for the reminder.
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Re: 2016 Fall Walleye Index Netting Report

Post by zen leecher aka Bill W » Tue Mar 28, 2017 9:46 am

Just thought first timers should know about the hook restriction.

Mike, thanks for making the report available to the members. Mike has already sent me a copy.

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Re: 2016 Fall Walleye Index Netting Report

Post by Mike Schmuck » Wed Dec 13, 2017 9:53 am


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Re: 2016 Fall Walleye Index Netting Report

Post by Larry3215 » Thu Dec 14, 2017 10:07 am

Thanks Mike!

Any news on the 2017 survey?

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Re: 2016 Fall Walleye Index Netting Report

Post by Mike Schmuck » Thu Dec 14, 2017 10:35 am

We only surveyed Banks and FDR in 2017. I do not know if there will be a report written on these surveys but data will be available this February.

Mike

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