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D4 Army

I heard a rumor about maybe stocking muskies in Tetonka. Has anyone else heard about this? I got all excited.

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MPH

They are already in there. I caught a 40" ski fishing for walleyes this last fall.

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Willy

I'm against it if they are. Not for the fact that I think Muskies ruin a lake, I don't think they hurt anything. I am not one of those Musky hating guys.

I am against it because it is a lake I fish alot and there aren't many musky lakes around. This would bring the pressure on the lake up tenfold, I believe. Look at French, it's a zoo during ski season. Just don't like fighting crowds out on the lake, that is all.

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sheepheadslayer

I'm all for it. It will bring people to town and won't hurt the fishery at all. The campgrounds and bussiness's in town would only be helped. Most muskie fisherman fish the first few hours of the day and thats about it. From what i hear it would be 600 fingerlings a year. It would take a few years for there to be a real fishable population. I just wish people would have a more open mind on things and hear all the good and the bad before jumping to an opinion. I believe there is a meeting about this and it could be tonite but not real sure.

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Willy

 Originally Posted By: sheepheadslayer
Most muskie fisherman fish the first few hours of the day and thats about it.

That's when the walleye hunters are fishing too.

I guess if they are going to do it on a lake around here, Tetonka would likely be the best fit. It is a good sized lake, has lots of structure, and generally a good fish producer of all species. Like I said, I don't think it will hurt anything other than the lines at the landings.

Who knows, maybe I'd have to dig out the muskie stick more often.

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Team Otter

Bring on the 'skis.

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local_diver

Muskies have been in Tetonka for along time, I have local maps from the late 60's that show it as a muskie lake, the numbers have just been low the last 30 years.

A few years ago I hooked into something that had a very long, dark shadow and it led me, frantically, around the boat with little care that we were attached by 14 lb Spiderwire before breaking it. This wasn't like a 30 minute battle with a big salmon, it was a 1 minute feeling of total helplessness, I was never in control of that fish.

So, if the DNR wants to bring me more memories like this, I am for it.

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katoguy

sheephead, aren't you worried about the real fish eating the little skis? How you gonna pay for that skeeter if all the bass are skibait?

(Just kidding - they are already there, I wouldn't mind seeing more. I'd like to see them in Madison to feed on the shad over there, too.)

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Team Otter

 Originally Posted By: katoguy

(Just kidding - they are already there, I wouldn't mind seeing more. I'd like to see them in Madison to feed on the shad over there, too.)

Amen!

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ec30_06

Won't the skis get in lots of lakes by way of the river?

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Team Otter

Quite possibly.

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luckycrank

I have witnessed ski's from cannon river, straight river, & Roberds lake I'm guessing all from the original stocking of french . I have caught plenty o ski's in my day and no longer target them. Actually I would consider it a nusaince to catch one. so I would have to be against it as well. but whatever

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D4 Army

I knew they were already in there. some huge ones have come out this year. I'm really hoping they get a stocking program out there. muskie lake 3 blocks from my house is a dream come true. get rid of some carp too.

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Willy

I think they are actually native to the Cannon river. Not a very big population of course, but I think there are some roaming. I had always heard that one year the hatchery ponds flooded and a few got in the lake that way. Whether it's true or not I don't know.

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katoguy

Of course some will be washed down or move up, as do the eyes. Are the other lakes in this chain deep enough for cool enough water that the skis prefer?

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luckycrank

I watched a 45" muskie eat a 23" walleye back when I work at Cabela's, just think about that a minute...

put a few thousand in a lake. what do you suppose would happen ?

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Muddog

Skis are a warmer water fish then a Northerns. Some small Skis have been hooked on Sabre.

I have caught 1 SmBass up stream of Tetonka but I can't see that happening to often. The river was up in August.

If making Tetonka a Ski lake would mean no spearing. I'm all for it.

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Muddog

 Originally Posted By: luckycrank
I watched a 45" muskie eat a 23" walleye back when I work at Cabela's, just think about that a minute...

put a few thousand in a lake. what do you suppose would happen ?

Yea! BIG MUSKIES!

Oh! I got a weed on my line. No. It came to the surface to fast. It must be a Walleye!

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AceintheHole

I have caught a few in the river before about 30-35". Fish have a fun way of getting into lakes from rivers more so when they are flooding in the spring

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Muskiefool

Pressure on French is one very good reason to stock the lake. there are a estimated 20-25,000 Muskie Anglers in Southern MN and nothing for lakes to show for it. I'm very exited about these prospects. Muskies Inc Chapter 54 and the Minnesota Muskie Alliance have been working very hard to get some new water in So.MN (we've also become friends with many that 10 years ago we would have all been battling, we're not so different, some of the most common sense guys fish Muskie/Pike in the summer and toss a discriminate spear for a meal in the winter, both groups have individuals that need education and we all accept and work at that)also the DNR has been working hard to find out any negative effects on the 41 introduced lakes with all studies showing no effect or positive effects (the only exception was a lack of a Walleye year class on 2 lakes due to lack of stocking for 2-3 years) after the stocking, Chapter 54 will not support stocking any lakes that are determined by the DNR to not be viable fisheries, MI and the MMA will not seek any spearing bans or restrictions on spearing for NEW Lakes or additional bans on existing waters, I hope we can leave what done done and move forward, Ive never had any negative interactions with Walleye angler on the water while Muskie fishing, Ive had a few run ins with other Muskie fishermen though LOL, if you want numbers of Adult Walleye you want a low density of Muskie in the water, they do a great job of balancing the system.

John Underhill

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hawkeye43

 Originally Posted By: luckycrank
I watched a 45" muskie eat a 23" walleye back when I work at Cabela's, just think about that a minute...

put a few thousand in a lake. what do you suppose would happen ?

Might cut down on the number of swimmers and skinny dippers. What can we do about the jetskies???????

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Matt C

Potato guns work real good on jetskiers. Also, a good population of 40+ skis chomping at their feet, and or a large muskie bait being cast right at them when they zoom 10 feet from your boat. \:D

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luckycrank

good point!!!!

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ice-man/vexilar-king

Ad Francis to the list. I confident there has been a couple transplanted in there already. Whats a few more?

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ice-man/vexilar-king

Washington is already a tourist atraction as well. Ski's for one Ski's for all.

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