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there was talk of stocking Muskies in pokie once before but haven't heard anything since. They said they would still let people spear if they stocked it but I don't know how that would work. There are alot of people that spear on Pokie and maybe its easy to tell the difference, don't know cause i've never watched a muskie thru a hole in a darkhouse.I would like more info before i could say yae or nae, but i would like to see more lakers dropped in. I think the lake could support muskies,maybe they would clean out some of the smelt.

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I would support it.

Has anyone ever caught one out of there ? They've always had access from the river so I wouldn't be surprised if one or two have already found their way in. I would guess there's plenty of adequate structure/cover and spawning area.

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I would definitely support musky stocking. I too, had heard there may be a few swimming around, but have never tried fishing for them on this lake.

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Depends on what will happen with the lake trout, I have read before that muskies and Lkaers dont do so well together, but I dont know the validity of that article.

If it will get some pressure off my lake, than have at it! cool.gif

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Back when my family had a place on Pokegama I followed the Blue Book entries every year. One year back in the 90's there was a 17# or so muskie caught out of Pokegama. I think they would grow fast and very large with all the forage options, as long as they are put in at a size that is not likely to be ate up by all of the pike in that lake. The muskie population will have to be sustained by stocking, there would be very little survival of naturally reproduced fry.

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I live on Sherry's Arm of Pokegama and have caught two muskies one 38" and the other 36". I never expected that they would have been so skinny for the time of year they were caught. I believe that they would have a low success rate due to the numbers of large pike as well as the six to ten pounders swimming around. Most likely the DNR would implement some sort of law to protect their investment. The department of fisheries would need to stock a brood size fish or older; which is going to cost time and money. The chances of them allowing anglers to continue spearing on Pokegama would be very slim to none. I would be against the stocking of muskies on Pokey because of the low percentage for successful breeding and high mortality rate of offspring. A hybrid would be more plausible largely because of the fact that the issue of reproduction is non-existent. Hybrid's would also enhance the fishing experience on Pokey and make for a more diverse catch.

Thanks,

Matt

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Esoxmn, I would not support the stocking of muskies in Pokegama. Pokegama is a tributary of the Mississippi, which already has muskies. If muskies were going to be self sustaining in the lake they would already be there. The Grand Rapids area has excellent Musky fishing as it is, Deer, Moose, Mississippi, Northstar. And if your willing to drive a hour, you can fish two of the best musky fisheries in the state, Mille lacs and Leech. Not to mention what it would do to the spearing.

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Raj22-I own every lake I fish on, you know that already. And when it comes to fishing Muskies..........I OWN YOU! wink.gif

How is your buddy up on Red doin?

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I heard a rumor that last fall the DNR stocked some muskies in Pokeg. But like I said, it was a rumor. I think they'd do good in Pokeg. Can you imagine the size of musky on a smelt diet? shocked.gif

Brian

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I believe they stocked Blandin reservoir last fall. It is my understanding that spearing would remain open. There are some muskies present now, just not in high numbers.

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I would support the stocking of Poke with Muskies. It would add to the diversity of the lake. Most lakes that have both Muskies and Walleyes do well with both. Muskies like a high protein diet of baitfish which Poke can provide. They may also help thin out the small Perch. As far as Trout, I do know of a large lake in Northern Wisconsin that has Trout,Walleye and Muskie. ( Big Trout Lake, Vilias Count) These are native fish, not planted. They have done very well together, with good numbers and size of each.

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