Re: My Walleye Hole
How big are they now after two years? still fingerlings? they shouldnt be legal size till between years 3 to 6, depending on tons of factors, food/growing season being tops.
From in fisherman...
Walleyes grow fast for the first 3 or 4 years of life, with average size reflecting the length of growing season or latitude, productivity of water, and abundance of forage. Females live longer than males and grow faster, particularly after they reach maturity.
Within a body of water, growth rates of year classes may vary considerably because of climatic conditions and abundance of prey. Walleyes in southeastern reservoirs grow fastest, with some young fish approaching 12 inches at age 1. The average for Minnesota walleyes, however, is 12 inches at age 3, while in South Dakota, they average 15 inches at that age.
In infertile northern waters, older walleyes may grow negligibly from year to year, so even a 20-year-old fish may not be huge. In Montana’s Frenchman Reservoir, old walleyes may actually shrink from year to year, apparently because of limited forage.
Walleye density also varies greatly among lakes and reservoirs. Stable populations in northern waters may contain from 5 to 10 pounds of adult walleyes per acre. Highest recorded abundance was reported at Storm Lake, Iowa, where biologists in the 1940s estimated a biomass of 33 pounds of walleyes per acre. Walleyes thrive in mesotrophic waters whose productivity at all levels of the food web is lower than in eutrophic (fertile) waters.
SGT CARL J. MORGAIN KIA IRAQ 22 MAY 05
A CO 1/112 INF TF 2-7 US ARMY