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Just read this, in Cheboygan on the lake my grandfather I took me fishing. The dnr is proposing to ban recreational Walleye fishing in 2010 on Mullet lake, so the Indians can increase there quota. One of the largest inland lakes in the state I find this hard to believe. The walleye there is nowhere near what it used to be but it's the lake I love and I find this outrageous.

http://www.cheboygannews.com/sports/x88449...walleye-fishing

To top it off there's a meeting tonight some 45 minutes from the area. I know this is not LSC but still what can we do?
 

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Drive to the meeting.

Post on Michigan-Sportsman (if its not there already)

Call everyone you know.

Thsi will not be a good precedent.

You could also contact BASS and FLW Outdoors to let them know. I know its not bass, but BASS has a stake and so does FLW Outdoors. If allowed to net fish the bass will be caught (and I presume killed) too.
 

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what a joke! I have caught some ice fishing there as well. bad idea!!!!!!!!!!! I know this is not the political forum, but why would you shut down the only form of tourism this state has? I know it's not the entire stae, but it's a start. And you know the brainiacs in lansing will have to raise taxes because of our situation.

hmmmm take this away and charge more taxes!!!! sounds pretty commie to me! Why do I feel I pay more to the gov every year and I have less freedom every yr???????????
 

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Go back and re-read it. The Indians are announcing plans to increase their quota. According to the reader comments that accompany the article, the DNR has no control over that. All the DNR can do limit the general public's impact on the fishing to try to keep the fishery from being completely decimated. Don't hate the DNR, hate the .....well, I'm not going to go that far. But it doesn't sound like the DNR is to blame for what's happening up there.

I'm sure the Indians nets are only going to target walleye, RIGHT?!? The musky and bass and perch aren't going to get caught in there nets are they, RIGHT?!?
 

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QUOTE(CaptDoug @ Oct 28 2009, 02:47 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Go back and re-read it. The Indians are announcing plans to increase their quota. The DNR has no control over that. All the DNR can do limit the general public's impact on the fishing to try to keep the fishery from being completely decimated. Don't hate the DNR, hate the .....well, I'm not going to go that far. But the DNR isn't to blame for what's happening up there.

I'm sure the Indians nets are only going to target walleye, RIGHT?!? The musky and bass and perch aren't going to get caught in there nets are they, RIGHT?!? Bad news for sure, but according to the article the DNR can't stop it.

YOU'VE GOT THAT RIGHT CAPT!! WE MIGHT HAVE TO DRESS UP FOR HOLLOWEEN (IF YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN) TO GO FISHING THERE!!
 

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You can read into that article anything you like.We'll see what happens when they start netting an selling sturgeon to the japanese that roam Burt, Black and mullet lakes every winter.
I wouldn't be the least bit suprised, if P.E.T.A., isn't paying the Indians to start this stuff.
I quit going up ther about 10-12 years ago because the walleye were declining so pad , it wasn't worth the gas anymore .
 

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QUOTE(CaptDoug @ Oct 28 2009, 02:47 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Go back and re-read it. The Indians are announcing plans to increase their quota. According to the reader comments that accompany the article, the DNR has no control over that. All the DNR can do limit the general public's impact on the fishing to try to keep the fishery from being completely decimated. Don't hate the DNR, hate the .....well, I'm not going to go that far. But it doesn't sound like the DNR is to blame for what's happening up there.

I'm sure the Indians nets are only going to target walleye, RIGHT?!? The musky and bass and perch aren't going to get caught in there nets are they, RIGHT?!?

if you give the keys to the cheese factory to the mice, guess what will happen? The gov is giving them the keys to rape the system. Don't hate the player, hate the game. And believe me, I don't condone their actions, but what the indians are doing is legal under this stupid gov. Taking away my freedoms to allow them to rape the system is a travesty. The laws should restrict them to our standards.
 

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I certainly don't know how the treaties work, and what the Indians are allowed to do with no control from the State in 2009. But I'd still be willing to bet that the treaty that they are acting under is older than anyone reading this, and older than anyone currently in control in our State government.

If the DNR's hands really are tied by the treaty and the only thing they can do to help save the fishery is to stop recreational take of walleyes, then more power to them. Save the lake any way you can. Take the fight to the Indians, not the DNR. You really think the DNR wants to do this?

Larry, do you really think PETA is telling the Indians to take more fish out of the lake?
 

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I suppose the gobies are big reason of the decline of the walleye in the lake; along with that bird (name forget at this time)...
Still don't seem right to allow netting in the lake. as another poster mentioned they would not catch any other species in the nets. My grandfather would be.....I guess all I can do is write a strongly worded letter, I know the dnr is doing it's best to manage. Would be interested to hear feedback from any dnr people.
 

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I dont know if the Walleye there are natural reproducers or not but if the lake has EVER been stocked by the DNR than Michigan sportsmen have equity in the fishery there also; and its thru our law system that those fish have been protected so that they are there.

ANSWER: Unlimited Walleye harvest for everybody. That seems to be what the indians want, great me too.

Currently the first nation, pretends that the salmon is a native fish of the great lakes, I'm surprised they havn't told us all the oil in the ground is theirs also.
 

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Does anyone know what percent of the population is native american in Michigan.

I think they should ban every American from walleye fishing there for a year. Let the population recover, and go back at it once it does.

But to let one group of people do something and ban another group of people is....racist!
 

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QUOTE(raind2 @ Oct 28 2009, 05:46 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>I suppose the gobies are big reason of the decline of the walleye in the lake; along with that bird (name forget at this time)...
Still don't seem right to allow netting in the lake. as another poster mentioned they would not catch any other species in the nets. My grandfather would be.....I guess all I can do is write a strongly worded letter, I know the dnr is doing it's best to manage. Would be interested to hear feedback from any dnr people.

the CORMORANT is the name your looking for...
 

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The people around black lake call it the dead sea as the walleye fishing has gotten ridiculous, a judge mad some ruling a few years back allowing natives to net there, I'm actually native but certainly don't agree with this silly crap, they have told me that their plan is to get back the UP , I hope they don't get the same judge in that case.
 

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The Department of Natural Resources issued a statement late Thursday announcing an agreement with local tribal leaders to address the walleye fishery on Mullett Lake that will allow for harvest of walleyes to continue on the lake next year by both Tribal subsistence fishers and recreational anglers.
The resolution includes the state and Tribes working together to develop an approach to monitoring and enhancing the walleye population over the next five years.
The plan includes changes by the state and monitoring by both the state and the tribes for the 2010 fishing season, a joint assessment of the entire chain of lakes and, in the longer term, the potential to develop a joint fish stocking effort.
Read more HERE in Friday's Tribune.

http://www.cheboygannews.com/news/x1972893...ke-walleye-deal
 

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D.N.R. Vs. Conservation Officer

Just to let you folks know I was walleye fishing on Walloon Lake last winter when a conservation officer stopped on by and took a look at what we had buried in the snow. He was a native american. Very few people know that the D.N.R. has given conservation rights to the Indian Reservation in Petoskey (who also turned the bowling alley into a fricking Casino - Victories) and they are controlling a large territory up north. So we are all in trouble if they are responsible for policing themselves. I remember picking gill nets off of the State Park up there that washed up on shore with thousands of lb's of dead salmon smallies lakers coho pike browns etc. Not even the seagulls would pick at the thing. They used to stretch nets from Charlevoix to Harbor Springs that wouldn't let anything get into the Bear River to spawn.

Let them make their money off of the casino's. Leave the fishing to the recreational guys.
 

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what happened to the crying indian on t.v.? they are raping our lakes and rivers and the gov. just keeps giving them more. the casinos aren't enough? i will never step foot in an idian run casino, or will i ever buy "locally" caught fish at a store or restaurant. if i don't catch it, i don't eat it. they're not getting any of my cash. good day sir.
 
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