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DNR to evaluate muskie program in Greene-Sullivan SF
Start Date: 5/4/2017
Event Description:
Anglers at Bass and Duck lakes in Greene-Sullivan State Forest may encounter a DNR employee asking questions about their fishing experience and what they caught.

Fisheries biologists are conducting a creel survey to help evaluate the 20-year muskie-stocking program in those lakes, which are in the forest’s Dugger Unit. The survey began the first week of April and runs through October.

Creel survey interviews are being done to identify what species anglers are targeting, how many fish they are catching, what anglers think about the muskie program, how many fishing trips were completed in 2017 and more.

The creel clerk will also measure fish that anglers harvest.

A fish-community survey using electrofishing, gill nets and trap nets will take place in June. The overview of the fish community will give a snapshot of the fishery.

Previous sampling in 2016 accounted for 29 muskies ranging in length from 33 to 45.5 inches at Bass Lake. At Duck Lake, two muskies were collected at 32.6 inches and 36 inches.

Bass Lake has been stocked annually with muskies since 1997, and Duck Lake stocking began in 2008. Muskies live a long time and can reach 50 inches long, which is why stocking rates are low, averaging five fish per acre annually.

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Contact Information:
Name: David Kittaka
Phone: (812) 287-8300
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