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PERCH LIMITS: TAKE ACTION NOW!!

by , Posted to on 01/01/2005 00:00 AM | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 12/17/2001
Location: ND
i would like to see the panfish limit lowered to around 20 or even less. too many good lakes get fished out quickly when people hear of a good perch bite. there are plenty of examples. alkali is a prime example, but from my neck of the woods, lake darling comes to mind, that place was hot a few years ago. everynight there was a caravan of vehicles leaving the ice. now it seems no one can find the perch in recent years. i remember the last legislative session the panfish limit was proposed to be less than 35 but the devils lake chamber of commerce started yelling about their profits falling because fewer people would come$$$$$$$. whoever needs to keep and clean 35 perch a day to come fish here, doesn't need to be fishing here as far as i'm concerned. on some south dakota lakes the perch limit is around 5 and they are able to actually sustain there perch fisheries. i wonder why? loads of people taking 5 fish home in there lakes compared to loads of people taking buckets full of fish out of our lakes. no matter what the limit, people will come to catch jumbo perch, and i'm not saying going as extreme as 5. 15-20 sounds perfect to me. email our reps your thoughts

bills need to be introduced BY JANUARY 4!
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House Natural Resource Committee Members:

jonelson@state.nd.us,tkporter@state.nd.us,dcharging@state.nd.us,donclark@state.nd.us,ddekrey@state.nd.us,ddrovdal@state.nd.us,lhanson@state.nd.us,bhunskor@state.nd.us,djohnson@state.nd.us,gkeiser@state.nd.us,skelsh@state.nd.us,mnorland@state.nd.us,dnottestad@state.nd.us,dsolberg@state.nd.us

Senate Natural Resource Committee Members:

slyson@state.nd.us,btollefson@state.nd.us,mevery@state.nd.us,jheitkamp@state.nd.us,jtraynor@state.nd.us,rwardner@state.nd.us


 
Re: PERCH LIMITS: TAKE ACTION NOW!!
by on 01/03/2005 00:00 AM | Reply #1 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 01/30/2003
Location: ND
HI,TWO YEARS AGO STUMP LAKE PERCH FISHING WAS GREAT, LAST YEAR DISMAL.G&F TEST NETTED THIS SUMMER NO PERCH,THEY HAVE SAID POSSIBLY FISHED OUT AND ARE NOW RESTOCKING.DEFINITLY TIME FOR LOWER LIMITES.10 WOULD BE JUST FINE,YOUR THOUGHTS.
Re: PERCH LIMITS: TAKE ACTION NOW!!
by on 01/03/2005 00:00 AM | Reply #2 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 03/27/2002
Location: ND
This isn't something that we need to take to the legislature. That's what fishing proclamations are for. We just need enough pressure to get it changed. I think we should avoid going to the legislature as much as possible and look at that way to regulate things. If something proves to be a bad idea it is easier to change. The legislature shouldn't be micromanaging all the rules.
Re: PERCH LIMITS: TAKE ACTION NOW!!
by on 01/05/2005 00:00 AM | Reply #3 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 11/30/2004
Location: ND
I agree with this but i have to look at it from the other way also. Some lakes seem to have excess perch populations. In these lakes the perch seem to be stunted and not worth catching anyway. So if you drop the limit to low it will not help out these lakes. They should find a way to compromise over fishing in some lakes, and manage over populated lakes better. This would hopefully hit both sides of the issue.
Re: PERCH LIMITS: TAKE ACTION NOW!!
by on 01/08/2005 00:00 AM | Reply #4 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 08/26/2004
Location: ND
I think that is a awesome idea to bring the perch limit down. I also think we need to made the keepable walleye length better to because there are not nearly as many big walleyes as there used to be. I think we need to make the perch limit 15-20 so you can go out catch enough to make a meal and come back the next day and do the same. That way your not wasting any because 15-20 perch dont make a big meal. Ive seen people catch 50 of them and then go to clean them and they get so sick and tired of it after a while and just throw 20 in the garbage or grinder.
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