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Fry stocking facts

Started this discussion. Last reply by John Pensyl Feb 5. 4 Replies

Fry stocking produces 1 survivor for every 588,000+ muskies stocked.  A survival rate of .00017% to 18 months.  Females can carry up to 200,000 eggs, but the average egg take is approx 45,000 per…Read More

Treat em Nice and theyll keep coming back!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Stephen Glassic Dec 10, 2019. 2 Replies

Looking through some forgotten pics a couple months back I realized at one point this summer I had caught the same 4 footer twice.  Well I was just looking through some other forgotten pics and holy…Read More

6/28 report

Started this discussion. Last reply by Frank Stachowiak Jul 2, 2019. 3 Replies

Fished a few hours yesterday am b4 the Sahara heat kicked in.  No wind and hot made me miserible enough to quit before 11.  Had one tube bite in un1 and put a beat up mid 40s in the bag.  Call her 43…Read More

Sunday and monday opening week 2019

Started this discussion. Last reply by Scott McKee Jun 18, 2019. 1 Reply

Fished the harbor sunday am from 6 until 11 or so. Started shallow right outside the launch area and watched Noah Clark net a nice mid 40s fish right up in the shallows with me shortlining along the…Read More

 

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John Pensyl posted a status
"Does anyone have a copy of Dick Pearsons "Muskies on the shield" theyd be willing to sell me or let me borrow? Just looking for a musky fix"
Feb 7
John Pensyl replied to John Pensyl's discussion Fry stocking facts
"Here is the write up from the most recent genetic study on the lower st. Lawrence and portions of the Ottawa.  I know that during this study I spent a few days fishing with Marc Thorpe on both the Larry and Lake of 2 mountains on the…"
Feb 5

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Tony Scime replied to John Pensyl's discussion Fry stocking facts
"Here's an informative excerpt from Kevin Kapuscinski's study on musky genetics: "Research is also needed to determine if the progeny of Chautauqua Lake (New York) and Stony Lake (Ontario) Muskellunge that were stocked into the Niagara…"
Feb 5
John Pensyl replied to John Pensyl's discussion Fry stocking facts
"Tony here are the Niagara stocking numbers.  Chautauqua fish actually thrive in current.  The Ottawa was rebuilt with chautauqua strain fish and they were found to be the most aggressive and fastest growers up there.  There is still…"
Feb 5

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Tony Scime replied to John Pensyl's discussion Fry stocking facts
"Good stuff John. I know that for decades, in the 1950s, 60s, and 70s, many thousands of Chautauqua and Kawartha fry were stocked in the upper Niagara (and elsewhere). Some anglers believed that many of the fish we were catching in the 70s and 80s…"
Feb 5
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Fry stocking facts

Fry stocking produces 1 survivor for every 588,000+ muskies stocked.  A survival rate of .00017% to 18 months.  Females can carry up to 200,000 eggs, but the average egg take is approx 45,000 per female.  So if we can somehow manage to net or shock up and interrupt the spawn of a few females our chances of success via fry stocking according to the many studies and failed stocking attempts that have taken place we should end up with approximately zero survivors.  The early green bay experiments…See More
Feb 5
John Pensyl commented on John Jarosz's blog post Ogdensburg Flood Gates Open
"The gates at Ogdensburg are used during extreme periods of high water to slow flow through the bottle neck in the river to prevent flooding and again during ice formation. They were closed completely most of the summer which is very rare. Most years…"
Jan 10
John Pensyl commented on John Jarosz's blog post Ogdensburg Flood Gates Open
"Those pictures are of Whalen park in Louisville, NY just east of wilson hill wildlife management area. The ogdensburg flood gates are almost always open. I'd they were closed that water would be even lower. The low water is caused from the high…"
Jan 10
John Pensyl replied to Mark Marcus's discussion Legend Plow Niagara Walleye for Sale
"Marc I'll take it. I'll txt you now also in case you dont see this."
Jan 9
John Pensyl replied to Scott McKee's discussion 2020 Musky Resolutions Article Idea
"My new years musky resolution is to stop procrastinating and take a trip this spring to Conneautville Canvas in PA to get a well designed enclosure/top put on my boat. It's a need for late season especially on the big water out east."
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At 6:22am on September 20, 2016, Peter McConnell said…
Hi John. That's a 54" beauty caught on the St Lawrence in Montreal. 3 days, 9 fish, 4 over 50"!!!! Trip of a lifetime!!!
At 3:05pm on October 14, 2014, thomas reinhardt said…

nice one guy's.always seems when you get one right off the bat that's it.  last night had a decent one on 2nd pass .one other hit at 11:30 .

At 3:44pm on September 17, 2014, thomas reinhardt said…

86 ",165lbs aw wait that was my hammerhead. never over 50", few 50's, not that many 49"s tons of 45"to 48"s after between 1000 and 1100 muskies caught i'm long over due. hard to get over 48 in the river! had my chance in the early90's  . just released a 25 pounder drifted in shallow, depth finder went nuts (14 beeps,unheard of). fish never moved from mid july till nov 4th made countless passes over him , he was always there. this young dude i was taking with me  finally got his own boat and invited this idiot, know-it-all bass fisherman, first musky, figures he gets the fish to hit. get a call at 2 in the morning,  40lbs on his bathroom scale, brought the fish to the shop, called hank, he called all the old guys. 38lbs 14oz, biggest  legit  on hank scale.fish was later confiscated by the DEC, the idiot didn't have his licence. figures, just my luck, "loser"!

At 2:09pm on September 16, 2014, thomas reinhardt said…

i always feel i'm owed a big ,big ,big fish after pounding away for the last 32 years! maybe this year? every micro-second i'm  trolling i'm thinking (this is it) mream!!!

At 11:58am on July 15, 2012,
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Scott McKee
said…

Nice!  It seems like trolling at night isn't the only thing they want!

At 8:34am on July 15, 2012, John Pensyl said…
Cullen just boated our 6th fish of the day shortly after 8. 33,34,42,35,37,31. Flat stick, Draider, tube, swimshad, double bladed bucktail, tyrant jerkbait.
At 11:08pm on March 11, 2012,
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Carrie Keane
said…

Welcome to the club John! Hope to see you at a meeting or out on the water soon!

At 9:36pm on March 11, 2012,
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Scott McKee
said…

Welcome aboard John!  If you ever have any questions never hesitate to contact me.

scotthenrymckee@yahoo.com

(716) 225-3816

or send me a message through the Web site.  Thanks.

 
 
 

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