Thanks for the hard work Mark!!! If not for folks like yourself down there, this fishery wouldn't be what it is. The amount of dedication you have put forth into the fishery in Juneau County, has been impressive, Thank you.
We also(Consolidated Musky CLub Inc.)stocked this past Tuesday, planting 500 9-13" Muskies into the river north of castle Rock/Petenwell/south of Stevens Point. The bill came to $5260.00 and we thank our members for all of the help in attaining the funds to continue this endeavor. This year marked the 100,000th Musky we've stocked locally, and what a fishery the club/s/ have resurrected here over the past 30 years, where Pollution once had Muskies completely eradicated for nearly 100 years. Since the Clean Water Act and subsequent construction of municipal and industrial waste water treatment facilities, species like smallies and Muskies again were able to flourish in the area starting in the early 1980's. Exciting stuff to think about present/future.
John, that was a real issue with ABU reels for us about 10 years ago. I lost a number of memorable Muskies on a couple trips in the early 2000's due to that very handle failure. They have since remedied that with new style handles, though a few still float around from time to time. I have a number of extra power handles that came with different ABU's over the past several years that have fixed paddles. If you are in need of a new handle drop me a line.
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