Tips, Tools & Techniques

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    Why Catch and Release?

    Catch and release is a relatively new concept to fishing, no matter what the species. Lessons learned in the past have given way to anglers being stewards of the resource and not just users.

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    Tools & Techniques

    With the recent successful introduction of muskellunge in many Michigan waters, there is increasing interest in the fishery, and along with that, increased angling pressure.

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    Taking Photos

    Many anglers want to have a photo of their catch. Let’s face it: we may spend thousands of dollars on rods, reels, lures and tackle, not to mention travel and boats. A photo of your soon to be released muskie would be nice to have!

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    Releasing

    After you’ve removed the hooks and taken a photo or two, the next step is making sure that fish is ready to swim away.

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    Information about Michigan muskies

    Need help finding where to fish for Muskie? Be sure to check out the Michigan Muskie Alliance (MMA) map of Michigan muskie waters as well as additional resources provided by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR).