No changes in the harvest rules are planned. With just three creel survey workers, it seems that the launches aren’t interviewed very often, many launches won’t let the DNR on their property and the survey is voluntary. My thought is: if these resorts, guides and launches are profiting from their customers harvesting fish owned by us, citizens of Minnesota, they should be required to accurately report their catches. If this information isn’t in the DNR Creel surveys, how can they keep saying the harvest is safe?
Vern Wagner made this point on Facebook while talking about fishing on Mille Lacs Lake. Without a doubt the launches and guides should be keeping a record of every walleye, pike, muskie, and smallmouth they catch, it's approximate length, and whether or not it was kept.