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The main reason walleye harvest declines throughout the fall is due to fewer anglers on the water. Anglers deciding to embark on a late fall angling adventure should take a few precautions into consideration. (Jason Durham / For the Enterprise)

Fall walleye harvest falls - and pitfalls

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The walleye harvest has fallen. No, not necessarily due to a lack of fish in the lakes after a busy summer season of anglers keeping a few dinners. It's not due to any misappropriation by the DNR. It's definitely not because of alien fish abduction and alligators have not been added to the list of aquatic invasive species (at least at time of press). There's only one definitive reason the walleye harvest has recently fallen; there are fewer anglers on the water.


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