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With all the shad in Chatfield this fall how do you think that will affect Walleye Size in 2006?

  • No Change, lots of 17.9 inchers with occasional keepers.

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  • Marginally more keepers.

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  • Significantly more keepers.

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  • Almost all keepers.

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  • No real difference in size but lots of really fat fish.

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  • Don't care.

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  • There are Walleye in Chatfield?

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I think they will all be 22" and none will be hungry, 

you will have to accidentally snag one to get one ... and if you accidentally snag 2 of them you will have to put one back because you can now only keep one over 21 in.s  ???  :-[

This means that you need another poll catagory
No keepers because all over 21" and no walleyes will eat anything with a line attached.
 

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Yes Chatfield was productive in the spring for me too ...

but the game & fish department dumped all those breeder gizzard (sp?) shad (12+ inchers) in there early in the year so they had not yet spawned.

Later in the spring the screen on my fish finder sometimes would jsut be black with shad and I am not kidding I drove through a stretch of "boling shad" that had to be 30 yards wide and over 150 yards long.

Why is it that the game and fish department never does anything in moderation. I do not know how many breeder shad were dumped in CF last year but I would guess that about 15% of the number would have been plenty.

And I bet those breeder shad really like Walleye and Smallmouth eggs for breakfast :mad:

Mac
 
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