PURPOSE & METHODOLGY:
Muskies will be caught from Lake Scugog
conventional casting and trolling techniques,
commencing in the 2000 angling season, by a
group of angling volunteers, through the 2005 angling
season. The capture of muskies may be supplemented by the MNR
when possible, through the use of trap or hoop nets set in the
Osler Marsh by M.N.R. personnel (to coincide
with annual spawning runs). This project is funded through the
CFWIP Program, and was being administered by the Kawartha Fisheries
Some of the goals of this project include:
MY BACKGROUND AND
If you catch a muskie in Lake Scugog, please check for tags.
PIT tags will be found
either in the
left cheek of the muskie, or throat area, but 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
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
may have a yellow Floys (also called spaghetti, garment
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
message at: 905-665-0637
(Please talk slowly, and remember to leave your phone number and name)
RESULTS (to seasons end 2004):
NUMBER OF FISH CAUGHT TO DATE: 657
NUMBER OF FISH TAGGED TO DATE: 597
NUMBER OF MUSKIES RE-CAPTURED 2 TIMES TO DATE: 54 *
NUMBER OF MUSKIES RE-CAPTURED 3 TIMES TO DATE: 5
NUMBER OF MUSKIES RE-CAPTURED 4 TIMES TO DATE: 1
MAXIMUM NUMBER OF CAPTURES FOR ANY ONE FISH 4
Scale samples from 60 muskies were also submitted to the M.N.R. Genetics Program in 2000.
Special thanks to Mark Ridgway
and Helen Ball at the Ontario M.N.R. for your support