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    First muskies in Oregon!

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    bwahaha I cannot see it. Gotta love not being a FB user
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    The ODFW news release on the introduction.

    http://www.dfw.state.or.us/news/2013/june/062613.asp

    This lake might be worth coming to in a few years from now. Tiger trout a couple years back and now Tiger Muskie! Sweet! And smallies?!?!
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    Let's add an invasive species to control an invasive species huh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Modest_Man View Post
    Let's add an invasive species to control an invasive species huh.
    Apparently the Muskie are sterile.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Throbbit _Shane View Post
    Apparently the Muskie are sterile.
    I guess we will find out

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    Muskies, are basically a freshwater Barracuda. In other words...they WON'T just eat the perch. They'll eat birds, snakes, OTHER fish species, frogs, etc.

    IMO, introducing a LARGE PREDATOR will destroy that entire lake's ecosystem.
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    One thing Musky love more than perch? Trout ... Idiots

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    Sounds like the lake is screwed right now. I doubt introducing the Musky will increase how badly it is screwed. Stocking sterile fish to control a population seems reasonable and has at most has a limited term effect. I don't see anyone jumping up and down crying about how the tiger trout were introduced in 2011. Maybe if we rename the tiger muskies to Musky trout you all will feel better

    FYI, in PA they started stocking pretty much all of the lakes stocked with trout with Tiger Muskies as well. Some of these lakes hold over trout and some don't. The muskies seemed to have little to no impact on the trout populations in the lakes that do holdover trout and even those lakes were more amenable to musky and bass than trout. Not exactly the same situation but not that dissimilar.

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    Yeah, you've got some valid points there. It had not occurred to me, yet, that those fish will only live for a few years. Then, they'll die OFF. Add that to that the fact that they won't reproduce. So, a limited impact is probably pretty accurate. Thanks for chiming in.
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    I would much rather fish for Muskys than trout any day. If you catch one you will know why!

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    Quote Originally Posted by the_intimidator03 View Post
    bwahaha I cannot see it. Gotta love not being a FB user
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    I wish we had just one lake with good musky population, I am dreaming of doing a figure-8 with my lure and having a big ol musky slam it

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    Now, One thing I want to say is that THEY say they are sterile (i believe because the hybrids are sterile genetics) that however there is a tiny possibility a few could reproduce. being a lake it isnt so bad to introduce a new species from a recreational standpoint. its confined. This lake has already been altered due to invasives and perhaps this will provide an opportunity to try something new and a completly new fishery for us oregonians.
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