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Old 01-19-2017, 02:25 PM
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Default 6 LB Lanier walleye

I'm glad they taste so good. Not to insult the fish but she fought like a 6 lb water logged stick.


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Old 01-19-2017, 02:42 PM
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Where you targeting walleye, or just luck of the draw?

I love to catch those things, but it can be mighty tough fishing
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Old 01-19-2017, 03:00 PM
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That's a great Lanier walleye !!! Up north those boys cull that size fish , I bet there's a lot of them in Lanier . That should be a great meal .
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Old 01-19-2017, 03:30 PM
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Very nice Grey Ghost. Congrats. My guess is that's not the first Lanier Walleye you've eaten.
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Old 01-19-2017, 04:40 PM
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Nice eye,,,, great eating,,,, smaller ones taste better,,,, great catch,,,,
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Old 01-19-2017, 04:42 PM
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Nice sized fish for Georgia

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That's a big ol' walleye. I have never caught one that big in thirty years of targeting them and catching thousands of them. Y'all have bigger walleye on average down there than we do for sure. And no, they are not hard fighters. But, boy, they are delicious.
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Old 01-19-2017, 06:54 PM
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Nice fish, would you share if you were targeting walleye or was it accident? Great eats! Enjoy ......

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Old 01-20-2017, 08:41 AM
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That's a big ol' walleye. I have never caught one that big in thirty years of targeting them and catching thousands of them. Y'all have bigger walleye on average down there than we do for sure. And no, they are not hard fighters. But, boy, they are delicious.

Why is that, you think?

I know at Lake James, NC a giant walleye is considered 4-5 lbs and most fish seem to be less than 15 inches.
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A few years ago I caught a 7-4 in Lanier and it fought like yours but tasted great. I called the DNR to find out the Lanier record and it was 8-3 at the time. I know it's not a fact unless there's a picture but it's on my home computer and I'm 500 miles from there. I caught it on a spoon fishing for bass. I catch a few each year on a spoon.
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Old 01-21-2017, 04:04 PM
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A few years ago I caught a 7-4 in Lanier and it fought like yours but tasted great. I called the DNR to find out the Lanier record and it was 8-3 at the time. I know it's not a fact unless there's a picture but it's on my home computer and I'm 500 miles from there. I caught it on a spoon fishing for bass. I catch a few each year on a spoon.
IMHO,,,, why would you keep it,,,, the big ones spawn the best,,,, besides the small ones taste better,,,, gotta think of the future,,,, just saying,,,,
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IMHO,,,, why would you keep it,,,, the big ones spawn the best,,,, besides the small ones taste better,,,, gotta think of the future,,,, just saying,,,,
Cause he wanted to. I fish Lanier hard and haven't gotten one yet. you can bet the first one I catch will hit the oil. Not gonna pass on the "best eattin fish in fresh water"
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In the south, that's a wall hanger, not an eater! Nice catch!
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Great fish!
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IMHO,,,, why would you keep it,,,, the big ones spawn the best,,,, besides the small ones taste better,,,, gotta think of the future,,,, just saying,,,,
It doesn't matter if he keeps it or not. Blueback herring impacts the walleye population not a person keeping one here or there. If every person that caught one in Lanier through it back, it wouldn't matter. Keep em and eat, it won't matter a bit.
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It doesn't matter if he keeps it or not. Blueback herring impacts the walleye population not a person keeping one here or there. If every person that caught one in Lanier through it back, it wouldn't matter. Keep em and eat, it won't matter a bit.
Yeah,,,, I was just saying,,,, up here, no issue,,,, down there,,,, probably not as many big ones,,,, I have caught many walleye,,,, but I don't target them, I'm pretty much catch and release anyway with LMs, smallies, Northerns, etc....
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The blue back herring fish in Lake Lanier prevent succesfull spawning of the walleye population.

Keeping a female full of eggs does not impact the population much.
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"The blue back herring fish in Lake Lanier prevent succesfull spawning of the walleye population."

Why would BB's in the lake prevent the spawn...just curious?
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"The blue back herring fish in Lake Lanier prevent succesfull spawning of the walleye population."

Why would BB's in the lake prevent the spawn...just curious?
Bluebacks don't prevent the spawn but they do eat fish eggs.
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Walleye spawn in shoals in rivers, so BB shouldn't hurt the walleye spawn.

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Why do you think the DNR has to stock walleye in every walleye lake now including Blue Ridge?

Here is your answer:

http://www.tnfish.org/InvasivesExoti...eReservoir.pdf
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Bluebacks are the sword of death for walleye and white bass.
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Bluebacks are the sword of death for walleye and white bass.
And they hammer largemouth bass populations as well.

Its one possible reason the largemouth bass population crashed at Lake Nottley.
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Walleye spawn in shoals in rivers, so BB shouldn't hurt the walleye spawn.

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My friend there are several places I fish the walleye spawn so far up river I have to drag my kayak where I can catch blue back herring with a minnow bucket net.

I high doubt eggs or fry survive. Its why the white bass are basically done in lanier.
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Why were they introduced there? For the stripes? I guess I don't get it,,,, there is nothing like that, that goes on up here,,,, especially if someone knew what the BBs would do,,,, someone explain this to me,,,,
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