DNR Q & A: Muskie Question #1

Minnesota Department of Natural Resources field staff, resource managers and the DNR Information Center staff answer many questions every day about natural resources topics. Here is one of them:

Q. Does the DNR stock muskies?

A. Yes, of the 99 waters where we manage for muskie fishing, we stock pure-strain muskie in 50 waters, and tiger muskie in 11 waters in the Twin Cities metro area. Some waters are stocked every year. Others may be stocked every other year or less frequently. The number stocked in any given water varies from as few as 63 fingerlings to 4,000 fingerlings. In any given year, about 30,000 fingerlings are stocked across the state.

— Chris Kavanaugh, northeast region fisheries manager

 

For more information, call the DNR information line at 296-6157 or go to the DNR Web site at www.dnr.state.mn.us.

 

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