Importance of Releasing Big Fish

During your stay at the lodge you will hear us harp on the importance of releasing big fish.  You will also see signs posted throughout the camp with statistics on the age, egg production, & survival of walleye in Red Lake & Parker Lake.  You can view them here:

Release Big Fish

Walleye Growth Chart

Here is some additional age and maturity data gleaned from the 2006 netting survey on Red Lake:

Red Lake Walleye Length at Age

As a result of our new conservation policy in 2015 any walleye caught over 18″ must be released.   These fish will be big contributors to the spawn each season.

Your cooperation will ensure productive fishing for future generations!