Early Arrival

Early Arrival

March 27, 2010  |  news, Project Noble Beast  |  No Comments

Thanks largely to this mild winter (a result of the beginning of an el Nino year), my field season will begin much sooner than expected. In my last post I said field work would begin in late-April or late-May, but this crazy weather and a trip to British Columbia for help with another student’s project has forced us to start early.

We will be electrofishing, performing surgeries, and deploying our acoustic receivers next week. Hopefully all goes well and we can get the eight muskies we’re looking for. Read More

New River Musky Management History

New River Musky Management History

March 22, 2010  |  New River, news  |  Comments Off on New River Musky Management History

Management History

Muskellunge were first stocked in the New River in 1972.  The total number of fish stocked varied from year to year until a stocking rate of 1-2 fingerlings per pool acre became the standard.  Tiger musky were stocked a few years but survival was poor and anglers were not seeing them, so we went back to stocking pure strain musky.  A musky habitat study began in 1992 and lasted through 1995.  Pool lengths, widths, and depths were measured on the Clinch, New, James, and Shenandoah Rivers.  Aquatic vegetation
was identified.  Stocking rates and stocking locations were then adjusted to more efficiently allocate the muskies produced in our hatchery system. Read More

New for 2010 from Musky Armor!

New for 2010 from Musky Armor!

March 13, 2010  |  news  |  No Comments

The Krave is extremely durable and is designed to take a pounding against rocks or any structure. The bait is 9 1/2″inches long and comes with 3 5/0 VMC hooks.The drop belly design and the fact that the rear hook is placed beneath the bait cause a different swimming action that drives big fish crazy. If your tired of throwing that supposed “classic lure” that every angler throws, and all the big fish have seen, then it’s time to try what big fish desire. The new Musky Armor Krave. Read More

Skyscraper 'Skies... With A Twist!

Skyscraper ‘Skies… With A Twist!

March 1, 2010  |  news, Project Noble Beast  |  No Comments

After making a failed run to find suckers this morning (didn’t stop to check store hours… apparently the place is closed on Mondays!), Hedrik and I decided a little fishing somewhere was just what the doctor ordered. The question was, where? We could not find a trolling motor to drift a section of river near downtown Ottawa, so we hooked up the boat and trailered it a block away from Little Italy!

Though the pasta with bolognese and vintage pinot grigio tempted us, the thought of seeing a hungry muskie chase down a lure was even more appetizing! We launched at Dow’s Lake which is a 10 minute walk from Carleton University, and the site of many classes that Dr. Cooke teaches. Read More

Ohio Muskie Fishing Show February 26th, 27th and 28th

Ohio Muskie Fishing Show February 26th, 27th and 28th

February 19, 2010  |  news  |  No Comments

Bridgewater Banquet & Conference Center Powell, Ohio

2010 show dates February 26th, 27th and 28th. Please Note The Ohio Muskie Show has a new location.

Show Hours:
Friday: 2pm to 8pm
Saturday: 9am to 8pm
Sunday: 9am to 3pm
Admission is $10.00, 3 day pass $20.00 Read More