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huntnfish

Very interesting article regarding diets of muskies and other game fish. I was surprised that the percentage of walleye eaten by musky was as low as it was. 

 

https://www.duluthnewstribune.com/sports/outdoors/5040992-What-are-muskies-eating-in-Miltona-Local-lake-part-of-Minnesota-diet-study-on-four-major-game-fish

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Rick

@Hoey try now.

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huntnfish

I am assuming the link wasn’t working. All these newspaper site are now requiring a subscription to read a lot of stuff. Here is another link. Otherwise just google Muskie study miltona. 

 

 

https://www.dl-online.com/sports/outdoors/5032819-Study-should-paint-a-clearer-picture-of-muskies-on-Minnesota-lake-known-for-trophy-fish

 

 

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dutchboy II

I  know it's a old thread. Anybody who really pays attention knows Muskie isn't a Walleye lakes problem. Leech, Mille Lacs, Vermilion, Cass, and many more all have fish-able populations of Muskie & Walleye.

 

It's a old senseless argument that the anti's bring up yearly.  

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gimruis

Is this the perch study Dutch?  I saw this a while ago.  Anti muskie crowd banging their pots and pans again.

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arctic_scrap1

Something to show all the crazies out there that think muskie ruin walleye fisheries.

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