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bjamz
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9/19/14 1:03 PM CST
Let me start by saying I am neither for or against muskie in Geneva.... If they are there...fine...if not...fine, but there is a lot of info flying around and for some reason I feel like putting my two cents in. Muskie John is correct in saying there are studies that show that muskie have no effect on gamefish, but to the contrary there are also studies that show they can have an adverse affect ... It's situational to the body of water. Simply put bigger fish eat smaller fish... In a large lake like Geneva this is not as much of a concern; where as a smaller lake like butternut almost all you have left is muskie. Put em in and the lake is gonna do what is gonna do... Nature has a way if working this out. Fish populations and age classes always oscillate and they will continue to do so.

Esox23
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9/19/14 1:01 PM CST
Anyone stating musky stocking will destroy the bass/panfish/etc. fishery is doing so with personal opinion and NOT scientific evidence. Comparing muskies to wolves? Really? Case in point. These are the same guys who take home their buckets of fish every day but look to blame someone else when the populations go south. Many scientific studies available demonstrating co existing populations of all these fish. Also a few showing results that musky eat a fraction of gamefish like bass/walleyes, like 1-3% if I remember correctly from the one recent study.

Will the fishing change? Probably. Studies have shown size structures change as in not as many but larger individuals. Location is also a big one. Predators like bass are no longer the apex and will have to occupy different areas. From what I've experienced its usually they go deeper. But when anglers go out expecting to find them in the same places and they're not, the blame is placed on the muskies eating them all. Anglers will have to adapt for sure. Lots of world class walleye/bass fisheries with great musky populations: Mille Lacs, Leech, Green Bay, etc..

Musky_john
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9/19/14 12:37 PM CST
As you can tell from handle you know what my vote is... Bring them and more... I agree with the others on bait fish Muskies will only help keep them in check ... As far as Muskies ruining any sport fish population... Do your homework! Studies have shown little to no impact to sport fish populations... Can you say Lake St. Clair? Huge Muskies... Huge Smallmouths... Maybe the muskies will grow to astronomical proportions and start feeding on the Jet Skiers & Water Skiers... Now that would be great... The only remaining problem would be inconsiderate pleasure boaters... Big Smile

Bring on the ski's

Sinkoslinger
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9/19/14 12:37 PM CST
Open the chicken coop and let in the lions! These are not pan fish ,but apex predators!! Wis dnr should email everyone with current fishing license and allow them to vote. Have independent firm count the votes! Duck!! Here comes another 2x4 flying threw the air! Coudn't hear it with all the wolfs chewing!!

seahag
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9/19/14 11:40 AM CST
My vote is for more muskies in Lake Geneva.

There is so much forage in Lake Geneva it won't hurt the bass fishery.

This will truly be a world class fishery for all fish .

I wish they would had started stocking 20 yrs ago. Someone finally heard my prayers!

Sinkoslinger
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9/19/14 10:58 AM CST
Why can't the dnr let us vote on which fish to be introduced to a great fishery like geneva? Muskies this spring where stacked in trinkies and growing big already! Keep muskies out if geneva! Don't want these water wolfs to ruin the great bass fishery!!

Captainicus Chub Dickikus
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9/19/14 10:50 AM CST
The musky stocking will not hurt the smallmouth population, in fact, it will most likely benefit it. I'm so glad the prior stockings were successful and that this trend continues. Geneva has potential to become a great musky lake!

Stratosman
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FISHING REPORT
9/19/14 9:16 AM CST
Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: 61° - 65° F Water Temp: 66° - 70° F
Winds out of Southwest today, fishing has been tough for me lately. Went out with the best guide for Lake Geneva John Trossen @ the Pier. We fished 20-30' weed lines drifting using plastic baits. Caught smallmouth first cast. Fishing was great the rest of the day, caught too many to count.

Highly recommend going with John Trossen, he will and always has been able to find the fish when I can`t.

I did introduce him to my latest creation the Paisano sandwich which he enjoyed.

Mirage
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9/18/14 7:57 PM CST
Today the DNR released 2500 fin clipped,12 inch muskie into Geneva Lake. With the volunteers that showed up to help the process took about an hour to complete.Thanks to all that came out to help.

KWK
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9/18/14 4:52 PM CST
What are the numbers and lengths on the musky?

cycleguy
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9/18/14 2:58 PM CST
Opinion only, I'd say for sure not. Plenty of forage. Plenty of water... sure they know what they doing.

bigsaw
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9/18/14 2:36 PM CST
Just curious. Why is the DNR stocking more musky ? Will that not interfere with a great smallmouth fishery ?

Fishin Deep
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9/18/14 1:52 PM CST
prov,

www.lakegenevanews.net All 3 persons involved lost their lives in that crash. Hope they all made it to their heavenly home!

prov
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FISHING REPORT
9/18/14 6:53 AM CST
Got out last night for a few hours with woody,fished fontanna mostly casting cranks.Caught smallies and largemouth no eyes or musky did get a pike.Nothing big just average size fish in 6-10 ft of water.Helped some guys that bought a new boat and couldn't get it to start for awhile cranking and cranking it I looked at it and said were is you red kill switch tether-they said whats that we found it in the boat and wolla good to go.On a sad not on the way home on B had to be one of the worst accidents I have seen in awhile 2 car crash around 11pm sad to see.

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John 21
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FISHING REPORT
9/17/14 7:57 PM CST
Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: 61° - 65° F Water Temp: 66° - 70° F
Lack of posts usually means tough fishing. Yes it IS.Lots of sonar fish 25-30 fow.Better days ahead.

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