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fishogger

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Re: BIG LAKE
« Reply #30 on: Jul 27, 2021, 08:42 AM »
That is GREAT. I haven't seen a cooler full by anyone all year. U must b Irish. lol Talk comes cheap fish stories are a dime a dozen without proof. Glad you got a bunch.

dang lol


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taxid

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Re: BIG LAKE
« Reply #31 on: Jul 27, 2021, 09:21 AM »
Go figure, Last year was the best in probably 10 years and this year is the worst I can remember in 65 years???????

What was summer like last summer? Was it cooler?I can't remember.  But then I can't remember what I had for breakfast some days!

Could also be related to hatch success and survival of one or more age classes of yellow perch several years back when the size anglers seek today were hatching. I.e if a the present 10 inch yellow perch is 5 to 6 years old what was the hatch and survival rate of perch hatched in 2015 and 2016?

The following link discusses perch decline etc in Lake Michigan albeit Wisconsin waters. Lo and behold the number of egg masses recorded is a pittance in 2017 and 2018 (2015 and 2016 N/A) compared to previous years with some exceptions.

https://dnr.wisconsin.gov/topic/Fishing/lakemichigan/Yellowperch.html
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fishogger

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Re: BIG LAKE
« Reply #32 on: Jul 27, 2021, 09:48 AM »
mean while on erie.


one comment stated they take 7million pounds out! wow
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taxid

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« Reply #33 on: Jul 27, 2021, 09:14 PM »
That's not an easy way to make a living. I got just a taste of it setting and pulling gill nets with the INDNR.
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« Reply #34 on: Jul 28, 2021, 09:52 AM »
Talked to guy a couple of days ago that said since they shut down the central basin for gill nets,lots of commercial guys moved to the western basin and there are nets everywhere.

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Re: BIG LAKE
« Reply #35 on: Jul 29, 2021, 02:27 PM »
yea but regular fishermen have a limit.  der, that sounds about rite. so whats a limit for then?
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Re: BIG LAKE
« Reply #36 on: Jul 30, 2021, 11:48 AM »
Any reports?  Going to try for the second time this year to make it up.  Bring the kids if the fish don't cooperate I'm sure the kids will enjoy the beach.  Thank you.

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« Reply #37 on: Jul 30, 2021, 02:34 PM »
yea but regular fishermen have a limit.  der, that sounds about rite. so whats a limit for then?
Not sure what the limit is for commercial fishermen. I do remember that in the 70's you could get live fresh jumbos for 1 dollar a pound. There was a commercial fisherman back then, (think their limit was like 1'000 pounds a day. Anyway. he would put miles of nets out, and take way more than was legal. Used to get a ticket every night, pay it and go out and do it all over again the next day. He said the fine was trivial and he didn't mind paying every day. They should of impounded all his equipment after a few times. Just saying. Thought he did this thru the whole season. Maybe years.

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Re: BIG LAKE
« Reply #38 on: Aug 02, 2021, 07:14 PM »
I am hoping maybe next Monday (a week from today ), the south winds will move some of the warmer water out and bring the perch around. Keeping fingers crossed. Season is getting short.

Spooled85

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Re: BIG LAKE
« Reply #39 on: Aug 02, 2021, 07:57 PM »
I am hoping maybe next Monday (a week from today ), the south winds will move some of the warmer water out and bring the perch around. Keeping fingers crossed. Season is getting short.
What season

abishop

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Re: BIG LAKE
« Reply #40 on: Aug 03, 2021, 03:19 PM »
Not a season, just be able to catch a mess from June till September till the salmon come in.

fishogger

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« Reply #41 on: Aug 04, 2021, 05:24 AM »
what salmon?  the numbers have been grim for years.  i didnt know they were stocking heavy again. ill have to look that up.  we stopped going up when the bottom fell out several years ago.  it used to be an annual trip before that.

what i found:
https://www.michigan.gov/dnr/0,4570,7-350-79136_79236_80247-51534--,00.html  (scroll to bottom of page for the numbers)

-numbers still look grim.  tackle shops and guides wont tell you that though. not sure if its invasives, pollution, or management, but it seems the "big lake" is withering away the last 10yr.
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abishop

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Re: BIG LAKE
« Reply #42 on: Aug 04, 2021, 08:20 AM »
Still a few. Enough to send the perch in deeper waters. Just my 2 cents

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Re: BIG LAKE
« Reply #43 on: Aug 04, 2021, 02:22 PM »
Any hopefull perch reports out there 2 hr drive for me .The weather looks perfect ,just a glimour of hope that some are being caught

abishop

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Re: BIG LAKE
« Reply #44 on: Aug 05, 2021, 08:19 AM »
Haven't heard a thing. I am hoping sometime next week there will be some encouraging news. Just watching the water temps now. Time will tell.

 



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