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Created by Scott McKee Oct 31, 2018 at 1:09pm. Last updated by Scott McKee Oct 31, 2018.

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Comment by John Jarosz on July 7, 2018 at 7:03pm

Nice vid, Jim. I didn't see much vegetation. Is tht becoming typical?

Glad to hear you're back in the H2O again, though

Comment by Jim Kinner on July 7, 2018 at 10:59pm

It's early, the deeper weeds are't up yet. But less vegetation is a trend I've seen for years.

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Comment by Scott McKee on July 7, 2018 at 11:47pm

Aurora does this sort of thing all the time. I think the musky was just giving you a kiss.

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Comment by Tony Scime on July 8, 2018 at 8:41am

Great video Jim!

Comment by Stephen Glassic on July 8, 2018 at 11:02am

That musky has my vote for an Academy Award!!

Comment by Jim Kinner on July 8, 2018 at 9:44pm

i thought it was just curious. I don't think it decided to go for it until the last second. Gets that look in it's eye. Crazy stuff

Comment by Jim Kinner on July 10, 2018 at 8:25am

the fish at the 4 minute mark looks to have one of our spaghetti tags. How can i tell if I see one with a transmitter?

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Comment by John Jarosz on July 10, 2018 at 9:07am

Were you able to read the S/N of the tag? (just kidding!)! A few things about that:

1. The only way you can tell if it has a transmitter is by looking for a scar or sutures on the belly. We purposely didn't want to put an external tag on the transmitter'd muskies so they wouldn't get confused with the walleye program in the lake. If you catch a walleye with an orange tag, that i.d.'s it as having a transmitter. Return the transmitter & you'll get $100. (Tags cost about $750 each). A few years ago at a Lake Erie outreach meeting, Chris Legard was talking about the start of our musky transmitter project. A walleye guy asked of he would get $100 if he caught a musky with a tag. That was enough to put an end to the tag idea.

2. All the muskies with transmitters are being tagged in the Harbor. If one crosses over to the Upper River there are enough transmitters out there to pick up its movements.

3. When the muskies are shocked the biologists visually check for a scar or surgical sutures but they also have a hydrophone & can listen for the pinging of a transmitter inside.

4. The tag you saw is part of our Floy tagging project.

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Comment by John Jarosz on July 10, 2018 at 9:08am

one other thing, Jim. The walleye tags are orange. We chose fluorescent green as the color for the muskies


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