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Wednesday, September 8, 2010

MN DNR News Release

DNR seeks public input on proposals for Leech Lake walleye slot limit
(Released September 3, 2010)

Those interested in walleye regulations on Leech Lake can learn more about the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources’ (DNR) proposals to maintain or modify existing regulations at an upcoming public meeting. The meeting will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 13, from 6-9 p.m. at the Walker/Hackensack/Akeley school commons in Walker.

DNR fisheries staff will explain why the department is considering maintaining regulations adopted in 2005, which require Leech Lake anglers to immediately release all walleye 18-to 26-inches in length. Anglers are allowed to keep up to four walleye, only one of which can be longer than 26 inches.

A second proposal would require anglers to immediately release all walleye 20-to 26-inches in length. The bag limit would remain at four fish, with one of those walleye allowed to be longer than 26 inches. If DNR population surveys determine that female walleye density was negatively impacted by the reduced slot limit, DNR could revert back to the 18-to 26-inch slot limit.

“The ability to revert back to a more protective slot limit gives us flexibility,” said Harlan Fierstine, the DNR’s Walker area fisheries supervisor. “It allows anglers to keep larger fish while providing a useful management tool that allows us to protect younger year classes of walleye. if necessary, to meet population objectives established by Leech Lake’s citizen input committee.”

Those unable to attend the meeting in Walker can discuss the proposals with DNR staff from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 29, at DNR headquarters, 500 Lafayette Road, in St. Paul.

Written comments may be submitted until Monday, Oct. 25, via e-mail to harlan.fierstine@state.mn.us, or via postal mail to DNR Area Fisheries, 07316 State 371 NW, Walker, MN 56484. Telephone comments can be made by calling the Walker area fisheries office at 218-547-1683.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

MarineGlo Lights up Eric Olson’s 2010 Promotional Fishing Season

With the start of the 2010 fishing season, I’m looking forward to having some great new sponsors, one of the largest is my boat wrap sponsor. Formerly the Land O Lakes “Butter” boat, it has now become The MarineGlo “Glo” boat!!

This change is extremely exciting for me as it’s a whole new look, all new product and an exciting opportunity for all involved!!!

So, what is MarineGlo anyway? Well, it’s the marine division of the GloTek corporation; a collection of products that glow in the dark! Very cool ideas do into every item in the lineup.
The whole concept started when the company founder John Goedel was walking down the dock at night and badly stubbed his toe on a dock cleat! While sitting in the emergency room a bit later he thought “why cant they make a cleat that can be seen at night? It would give safety, convenience and be practical all in one idea” Hence the start of the GloTek/ MarineGlo company!

Read more Here!

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Evinrude's New 15 HO E-TEC

New to the Evinrude lineup for 2010 is the 15HO E-TEC.

I've been fortunate to be involved with the development of this engine and have been running this engine for the last 5 months, all I can say is WOW! More often than not products are designed as the engineers feel the design should be and then the marketing team goes to work to promote it. Not so with the 15HO, this engine has been designed from day one for anglers.

Friday, January 1, 2010

Interview on Walleye central

Twenty Questions with Walleye Pro Eric Olson

This week's article features veteran Walleye Pro, Eric Olson. Eric is known as the "Butter Boy" to his friends, because he's run the Land-O-Lakes colors on his Ranger for as long as I can remember.

With new prospects for the coming year, Eric is upbeat and thinking positive... let's take a moment to find out a little more about this talented angler, and what makes him tick.

As a bonus, join us Wednesday night, January 6th, at 7PM Central Time in the Walleye Central Chat Room. Eric has graciously accepted the invitation to host the "Fireside Chat", so don't miss out. Bring your questions and pick his brain...he's all yours for an entire hour!

Hope to see you all there.

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