Musky America Magazine November Edition

revealed, simply because all the data has not been available until only recently. It is not the intention of this article to prolong the debate, but rather to announce that a more comprehensive study specifically tailored to finally answer these questions is underway. As this new study's findings become available, we intend to share this information with you in the hope that an informed mind will stand a better chance of making rational decisions regarding this topic. In order to understand how we got to this point, a recap of the first year of the Chippewa Flowage Musky Study is needed. FIRST YEAR FINDINGS The Chippewa Flowage Musky Study answered some of the most important long-asked questions regarding Muskies and musky fishing. For example, no other study has revealed, with high confidence levels, such things as: annual and multi-year recapture rates; reliable annual mortality rates; reliable annual exploitation rates; positive confirmation of conditioning as a result of catch and release; deep water preferences for the majority of Muskies studied; extreme variances in growth rates; data showing that no way of holding a musky had any greater or less impact on mortality.