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    Have they put the nets in at the Moon spawning grounds yet? Just wondering if they are starting to make a comeback.

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    i havent seen any evidence of it yet

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    They had started a stocking program a few years back and they have created a new spawning ground for the eyes. From what i have read they took a bunch of granite and dumped in up towards the falls for the fish to spawn on. I have heard that the fish are spawning there and numbers are up. Too bad the hay-days of limits and huge eyes is over,but with any luck we will see a big improvement in the fishery!

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    Yeah the spawning ground rehabilitation was completed in 2009 I think? So it would now be the 3rd year for walters using the new beds. Perhaps it's still a little early see a noticeable improvement yet. How big is a 2 year old walter in those waters?

    Bill at Moon River Cottages is involved in the stocking program and sampling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paddy View Post
    Yeah the spawning ground rehabilitation was completed in 2009 I think? So it would now be the 3rd year for walters using the new beds. Perhaps it's still a little early see a noticeable improvement yet. How big is a 2 year old walter in those waters?

    Bill at Moon River Cottages is involved in the stocking program and sampling.

    These guys don't get nearly the funds they need to operate successful hatcheries. Bill mans the nets every year and attempts to rear those fry in some back country ponds. Birds usually clean them out. Cedar Brook farms provides a lot of walleye to the MNR for stocking but he's not had much luck last spring and last I heard this spring was a bust as well. From what I heard is the eye's they do have/get are going elsewhere.

    The spawning beds on the Moon R. were rebuilt in the middle of the river to prevent easy access to them. With the Hydro generation controlling the flow of the River most spawns are likely to suffer.

    Positive news is with the declining water levels the Port Severn fish have adapted to spawning on the wind swept shoals and numbers are way up!

    Best Walleye fishing in the Province right now is the Spanish River.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Avid Angler View Post
    Best Walleye fishing in the Province right now is the Spanish River.

    thats a pretty bold statement...

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    Would the good walleye fishing be on the west or east branch of the spanish. I used to lead canoe trips with kids on the Spanish and every year we found the walleye in different places. Bisco lake was where we started and it always seemed to produce well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by muskie dan View Post
    thats a pretty bold statement...

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    There's a few more walleye in the Moon river then there were 5 years ago but not a significant increase. Based on information and catch rates of the guys I talk to when I'm up there guiding for musky the numbers are still down and the fishing is still tough. I think this girl is eating all the moon river walleye..

    http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5458/6...50f20598c7.jpg
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    Hopefully the work by the guys on the Moon will bring the walleye back, after all it makes the muskies bigger and fatter...lol
    Last edited by Graham B; May 5th, 2012 at 09:53 PM. Reason: To political.. ranting and could upset some groups
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