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    The musky, or muskellunge, is the premier sport fish in Star Lake and the surrounding lakes. "Keeper" sizes have varied over the years, but usually are 30" and larger. In recent years, people who fish have been encouraged to "catch and release" their muskies in order to sustain the fishery.

    Charles P. Forbes
    July 27, 2010
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    Comprehensive References

    Heiting, Steve, Muskie Mystique, Wisconsin Trails, Vol. 39, #5, October 1998, pp. 87-92., adison, 1998. View Full Entry
    Mecozzi, Maureen, Muskellunge, PUBL-FM-705 89, Madison, 1989. View Full Entry
    Oehmcke et a;, Wisconsin Muskellunge, The: Its Life History, Ecology and Management, Publication 225-68 / Pub. 8-3600 (74), Madison, 1974. View Full Entry
    Ohio Division of Wildlife, Muskellunge, Life History Notes, Publication 66, Columbus, 1999. View Full Entry

    Major References

    Gammon, James, Biology of the Muskellunge, Ph.D. Thesis, Madison, 1961. View Full Entry
    Gaumnitz, Lisa, Long Live the Kings, Wisconsin Natural Resources, Vol. 26, #6 ,December 2002, pp. 22-27., Madison, 2002. View Full Entry
    Johnson, Leon, And It Didn't Get Away!, Wisconsin Conservation Bulletin, August, 1954, pp. 16-17., Madison, 1954. View Full Entry
    Johnson and Laughlin, The Musky Story, Wisconsin Conservation Bulletin, May 1955, pp 5-11., Madison, 1955. View Full Entry
    Margenau et al, eds., Wisconsin Muskellunge Waters, WI DNR PUBL-RS-919-96; Revision of PUB 1-3600(82), [Madison], 1996. View Full Entry
    Perry, Ray, Badger Modern Magic--Muskies, Wisconsin Conservation Bulletin, 5:12, Dec 1940, pp. 49-51., Madison, 1940. View Full Entry
    Plummer, Beverly, Mysterious Musky, Wisconsin Trails Mag. Vol. 14, #2, Summer 1973, pp. 31-33., 1973. View Full Entry
    Rizzo, Tony, Rizzo Tales, Rhinelander, 1989. View Full Entry
    Rizzo, Tony, Summer Muskie, 1976. View Full Entry
    Rizzo, Tory, Secrets of a Muskie Guide, Oshkosh, 1977. View Full Entry
    Strutz, Patricia, Musky Hunter [magazine] Celebrates 15th Year, Vilas County News-Review, February 4, 2004, p. 11A., Eagle River, . View Full Entry
    Wisconsin, Natural Resources, Dept. of, Wisconsin Muskellunge Waters, Pub. 1-3600 (73), Madison, 1973. View Full Entry
    UWSP, WI Co Fish Res Unit, Annual Report October 2008 - September 2009, Stevens Point, 2009. View Full Entry

    Minor References

    Rizzo to Talk About Muskies at Nicolet Series, Vilas County News Review, March 23, 2011, p. 9., Eagle River, 2011. View Full Entry
    Johnson, Leon, Musky Strike--Small Scale, Wisconsin Conservation Bulletin, July, 1954, 1954. View Full Entry
    Johnson, Leon, Musky Strike--Small-Scale, Wisconservation Bulletin, 19:7, July, 1954, pp. 22-24., 1954. View Full Entry
    Sloss, Brian, Musky Genetics, Wisconsin Natural Resources, Vol. 32, #4, August 2008, pp. 22-23., Madison, 2008. View Full Entry
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    +++The State Fish

    The musky became the "state fish" of Wisconsin in 1955. ##854 Johnson & Laughlin##

    +++Joseph Aldous Musky

    Over the mantle in Lowwood, the Star Lake cottage of Charles Forbes which was build by his uncle, Joseph C. Aldous, is a mounted muskie weighing 30 pounds, length 48 inches, caught trolling in Star Lake on September 21, 1934, with Alec Berry as guide.