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Message Subject: MN Muskie Plan - Public Comments needed!
cphilli
Posted 1/29/2008 3:18 PM (#297309)
Subject: MN Muskie Plan - Public Comments needed!





Posts: 175


The MN DNR has developed a long range muskie and trophy northern plan:

http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/fisheries/muskiepike_2020.html

Public comments close on February 15, 2008. Go to the bottom of the page, click on "Comments" and fill out the form.

For what it is worth, my comments follow:

The angler survey recently completed in Minnesota indicates that there are over 125,000 muskie fisherpeople in Minnesota. This number has grown dramatically in the past few years. The long range plan calls for 8 new muskie lakes over the next 20 years. I can't make these two facts square up. There are more muskie anglers than ever before and this number will continue to increase, all the while anglers in total have been declining. We need more lakes. We need more resources and more money allocated to muskie efforts. The survey indicates that resources as they currently are allocated are skewed away from muskies as a percentage of total resources, compared to the survey results.


Please take a minute and comment.
MUSKYBOY
Posted 1/29/2008 3:47 PM (#297321 - in reply to #297309)
Subject: Re: MN Muskie Lomg Range Plan


Thanks for posting this and I encourage everyone to leave a comment. My comments:

As someone who enjoys fishing muskies all over MN and someone who is also responsible for stocking and conversation in other states, I believe you need to much more aggressively introduce muskies into more of your lakes each year. You have so many quality lakes of all sizes to consider in MN you could easily start introducing muskies to five or ten lakes per year with the goal of 100 or more new musky lakes over 20 years.
guideman
Posted 1/29/2008 3:53 PM (#297324 - in reply to #297321)
Subject: Re: MN Muskie Lomg Range Plan




Posts: 376


Location: Lake Vermilion Tower, MN
Even as written this is not a done deal.
I encourage everyone that enjoys Muskies to take the time to be heard on the DNR website.

"Ace"
Slamr
Posted 1/29/2008 3:53 PM (#297325 - in reply to #297309)
Subject: Re: MN Muskie Lomg Range Plan





Posts: 6888


Location: Northwest Chicago Burbs
http://muskie.outdoorsfirst.com/board/forums/thread-view.asp?tid=39...
Top H2O
Posted 1/30/2008 2:50 PM (#297657 - in reply to #297325)
Subject: Re: MN Muskie Lomg Range Plan




Posts: 3957


Location: Elko - Lake Vermilion

I voiced my opinion for more muskie lakes here in Fafafafrooozzen Mn.

Let the DNR hear that your for more muskie lakes.... It does help.

Jerome
musky-skunk
Posted 1/30/2008 3:18 PM (#297668 - in reply to #297309)
Subject: RE: MN Muskie Long Range Plan





Posts: 785


A small word of caution, I placed my comments on the website and believe all should but...

Do not place a comment until you have read the plan.

Second state the improvements you'd like to see made, but take some time to thank them for the possitive things they have done (48" length limits, or other lakes they have done well with, etc.).

I've found the DNR and fisheries seem to want to invest more in the musky program when they get some possitive feed back.
tfootstalker
Posted 1/30/2008 5:23 PM (#297708 - in reply to #297309)
Subject: Re: MN Muskie Long Range Plan





Posts: 299


Location: Nowheresville, MN
I encourage all to take two minutes and comment. All of the submitted comments do get read and are brought into the planning meetings. A few well written sentences do look better than short one-liners. Good advice skunk.
Muskie Treats
Posted 2/7/2008 10:15 AM (#299547 - in reply to #297309)
Subject: Re: MN Muskie Long Range Plan





Posts: 2384


Location: On the X that marks the mucky spot
I just got word that there are equal numbers of comments for as there are against for this plan right now. There have only been 200 total comments on this plan so every one's comment counts!

Remember, be POSITIVE and complementary of where we have come from, where we are and where we want to go.

-Shawn
BALDY
Posted 2/15/2008 9:08 AM (#301238 - in reply to #297309)
Subject: Re: MN Muskie Long Range Plan




Posts: 2378


The anti-muskie guys are working on drumming up support too, so we need all the help we can get.

From Lyback's on Mille Lacs...

“For you ice fishermen that have been out there this year and don't like what you've seen with all the Muskies under the ice and in traditional Walleye areas, there is a place you can put your two cents in. On the DNR website is an address you can express your opinion on. It is.....
http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/input/mgmtplans/muskie_pike/comment.html
lambeau
Posted 2/15/2008 10:48 AM (#301259 - in reply to #297309)
Subject: RE: MN Muskie Plan - Public Comments needed!


this is important stuff.
please take the few minutes to submit your positive comments about the continued support and growth of the MN muskie fishery.
Manta18
Posted 2/15/2008 10:52 AM (#301260 - in reply to #301259)
Subject: RE: MN Muskie Plan - Public Comments needed!





Posts: 305


Location: Long Prairie, Minnesota....chucking da plugs!!!
I also believe that today (the 15th) is the last day that you can post your comments on the website.  As stated in the above previous posts, every single comment helps.  The MNDNR needs as many "Atta boys" as they can get for developing their long range program and it is up to us to give it to them.  If you don't speak up now, don't speak up later on down the road when things are going to hell in a hand basket!
esoxaddict
Posted 2/15/2008 11:03 AM (#301264 - in reply to #297309)
Subject: Re: MN Muskie Plan - Public Comments needed!





Posts: 8272


Is this ok???

"MN has become a very popular destination for trophy muskie fishing among local anglers as well as those from WI, IL, IN, and a host of other areas. As you may know, muskie anglers will go to great lengths for an opportunity like this/ I can't begin to emhasize how great it is having a trophy Muskie destination right next door in MN that rivals those in Northwest Ontario. In a very short time, the popularity of the MN fisheries has increased to a level beyond what any of us could have expected, and I believe that popularity will continue to grow in the future. In my opinion, forward thinking management strategies and expansion of the muskies range are essential to the future success of the MN muskie fisheries. The proposed legislation is a giant step in the right direction. I've read the proposal, and you have my full support."


Muskie Treats
Posted 2/15/2008 11:27 AM (#301268 - in reply to #297309)
Subject: Re: MN Muskie Plan - Public Comments needed!





Posts: 2384


Location: On the X that marks the mucky spot
Great!!!

Keep them coming!
Bytor
Posted 2/15/2008 11:56 AM (#301275 - in reply to #301268)
Subject: Re: MN Muskie Plan - Public Comments needed!





Location: The Yahara Chain
Comments sent.
MNmatt
Posted 2/15/2008 2:53 PM (#301314 - in reply to #297309)
Subject: RE: MN Muskie Plan - Public Comments needed!




Posts: 172


only a few hours left, please get your comments in quickly if you haven't submitted one yet!!!!

want more lakes?
want more muskies?
want higher size limits?
want more spawning area protection?

LET THEM KNOW!!!!
Pepper
Posted 2/20/2008 8:58 AM (#302390 - in reply to #297309)
Subject: Re: MN Muskie Plan - Public Comments needed!




Posts: 1500


ANY idea on how many comments were rec'd?
happy hooker
Posted 2/20/2008 9:11 AM (#302392 - in reply to #302390)
Subject: Re: MN Muskie Plan - Public Comments needed!




Posts: 3017


at the very least we'll find out at the next mma meeting
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