By Joseph Fischer

Posted on Mar 11, 2023
Lake Erie News

The NYSDEC decided not to implement a reduction in the size limit for walleyes from 15″ to 12″. The sportsmen were close to 50/50 on a recent survey for approval of this possible initiative with strong opposition from some groups. Based on the fact that this was a social issue without a strong consensus, it was dropped at this time.

The total allowable commercial catch (TAC) for perch and walleye was recently determined by the binational Lake Erie Committee for 2023. It was 6.573 lbs for perch and 13.526 million lbs for walleye. This is a reduction of approximately 5-7% from 2022.

*NOTE* 2022 levels were some of the highest on record.

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