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are muskies any good to eat?


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My dad askes me that question every time I tell him I had caught a muskie. My reply ever time, "You will never know, because I would never keep one!" It is just wrong to keep a muskie for eating.

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I agree with slipsinker, they should either be returned to the water or if big enough, lets say 50"+ maybe on the wall in my trophy room.

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Well this looks like the makeings of a good friendly discussion. If a fishery can sustain a harvest, just why should'nt muskies be eaten. Are they more "noble" than say a carp? Carp fight harder and when seriously pressured are just as difficult, if not more so, to catch than muskies. Carp are not great eating even though they were imported into this country and introduced into the environment just for that reason. Why the anxiety when a muskie is killed but not a carp assuming the harvest can be sustained?

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No, Id would think a fish that big has to have a lot of toxins in it. I dont think it would taste that good. You are alot better off putting in on the wall than eating it but id strongly encourage CPR. Because I think the legal length to keep is 39" so thats a lot of meat to have.

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Esoxlucius-Wow! I never knew any of that stuff. Question: Does a carp out-fight a thick headed bowfin? That's probably a more fair comparison huh? wink.gif-LOL-TROY

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esoxlucius:

Seems like you are looking to start a flaming post. Sorry, won't happen, Minnesota folk are smart enough to see someone trying to throw gas on the camp fire. We respect our resources in Minnesota and know the mr musky is a resource we wont eat away. Too much fun catching, fish of 10,000 casts, and the top of the food chain. People come to Minnesota for our above average size, something our neighboring states envy. Mille Lacs, Cass, Winnie and Leech bring people to catch the fish of a lifetime. I see you live in Ohio.

Walleyebee-we have a guy that tells us that joke every fall-over and over. Can't get enough of it. Sometimes goes with bald eagle. You owt to meet him. He keeps the trip interesting. Waits until hes out on the lake and then remembers the plug is in the car at the launch. Both of them. Every time.

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