WOW, to some this is a touchy subject. These are just a few numbers that are facts. There are 83 licensed fishing guides listed in the state. Not all charter on Winni. Last year 51 signed a petition to pass a one rod per angler rule. In the last 7 years, the guides on Lake Winni have increased over 40%. The number of trips chartered has esculated. Some charters have run over 100 trips a season. The number of fish caught per trip has been posted on this board, numbers of 30, 40 or more were reality.
IF 10,000 fish were caught in May and 10,000 were caught in August which month would have the highest mortality rate? I do support the derby and like the challenge. I also would support season regulation mid-July and August restrictions. I also agree the commercial fishing on inland waters needs to be reduced drastically. A big thanks to the guides that have recognized the problem and backed off the fishing pressure. Good luck fishing, Roland