Muskies will be caught from Lake Scugog using
conventional casting and trolling techniques,
commencing in the 2000 angling season. Muskies may also be caught in trap nets set in the
Osler Marsh by M.N.R. personnel (to coincide with annual spawning runs).
A P.I.T. tag, injector syringe, and a dime for scale.
A 42" muskie is scanned for a P.I.T. tag.
A 39" muskie is "injected" with a P.I.T. tag.
If you catch a muskie in Lake Scugog, please check for tags.
PIT tags will be found in the
left cheek of the muskie, and can only be verified
with a special scanning wand, or by killing the fish. (Please don't kill the fish
just to check for a tag!)
Older style M.N.R. flat plastic
tags (yellow or white) may be found in the back of
larger fish in front of the dorsal fin. These will likely be covered in a ball of algae and
weeds. Gently clean this off, and record the tag number... but please DON'T remove the tag!
Beginning in 2001, some muskies
may have a yellow Floys (also called spaghetti, garment
or "T") tag in the back portion of the dorsal fin. These tags will have each have a unique
number... but please DON'T remove the tag!
ALSO, it is possible that some muskies could have one of each kind of tag.
Old. M.N.R. Tag here Floys Tag here
403-19 Regency Crescent, Whitby Ontario L1N 8M6
you may leave a detailed phone
message at: 905-665-0637
(Please talk slowly, and remember to leave your phone number and name)
NUMBER OF FISH CAUGHT TO DATE: 498
NUMBER OF FISH TAGGED TO DATE: 458
NUMBER OF MUSKIES RE-CAPTURED 2 TIMES TO DATE: 32 *
NUMBER OF MUSKIES RE-CAPTURED 3 TIMES TO DATE: 3MAXIMUM NUMBER OF CAPTURES FOR ANY ONE FISH 3
Scale samples from 60 muskies
were also submitted to the M.N.R. Genetics Program in 2000.
Last updated January 4, 2004
The following partners have been
involved with the planning, administration,
or provided financial assistance with this project:
The Ontario Ministry of Natural
Resources, Muskies Canada Sport Fishing and
Research Inc., and The Kawartha Fisheries Association. This project
is funded by C.F.W.I.P. (Community Fisheries & Wildlife Involvement Program)!
Special thanks to Mark Ridgway
and Helen Ball at the Ontario M.N.R. for your support
and training, to Peter Lindsay (K.F.A.) and Ian Smith / Marc Thorpe (Muskies Canada)
for your support, to George Taylor, Davis Battah, and Doug Strong, the "tagging team".