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Finally got one boys..


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That is great to hear. Where there is one there should be more!
 
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Bet you were surprised after all that time......
 

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Looks healthy and tasty! Hope there's many more in that quarry.
 
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Another one caught and 2 got off at the boat.what I'm really wanting to catch is a 5-9 in to prove they spawned


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How many did you put in and what size were they ?
 

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I put 100 of them in.this thread was started in 2015.they ranged in size of 6-9inches.first one I caught was 18inches and the second one was 19inches.i also fished the ohio river a few years back.it was winter and I had 2 saugeye and a sauger I brought home to eat.they were still alive so I threw those in there too.

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Hopeing to get some ice fishing in and ice my first walleye.still waiting on this lake to lockup.takes alot to lock it up being it's so deep.and the wind doesnt help.shall see what this next called snap brings.this would be a hell of a lake to ice fish.i got my spot marked with a tree.lol.

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A huge update to this post.yesterday I had checked my minnow trap I had set in the lake for 4 days.pulled it up and low and behold there it was.walleye minnows along with some bluegill and yellow perch.so they did reproduce.you guys have no idea how excited I was when I saw the tiny walleye.so those of u that doubted walleye spawning in the pit lake.here we are.oh man this is the best thing iv seen ever.lol.

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A huge update to this post.yesterday I had checked my minnow trap I had set in the lake for 4 days.pulled it up and low and behold there it was.walleye minnows along with some bluegill and yellow perch.so they did reproduce.you guys have no idea how excited I was when I saw the tiny walleye.so those of u that doubted walleye spawning in the pit lake.here we are.oh man this is the best thing iv seen ever.lol.

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I'm assuming the walleye have to be a certain age before reproducing.they are going on roughly 6 yrs old now.as in last years catch the ones I caught were I think it was 18-20inches.i didnt look back at my post but I'm sure that was close

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You are correct about Walleye have to obtain maturity to spawn. It's more a function of size than age. Fish mature as they grow. In large impoundments (in Ohio) with strong forage bases the growth rate will usually present mature fish in 4 years and fish around 20" or greater, but in smaller lakes with less dense forage I am not surprised that a fish would take 5-6 years to mature. Males mature faster, but have shorter life spans and average about 5-7 years, while females will live 7-10 years. Of course there are exceptions and these are ball park averages. Walleye will live and grow just fine in small lakes, but seldom spawn, you have an exception, but not surprising as a quarry is usually a pretty good habitat.
 
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