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  • Lake Blue Ridge muskie

    Not trout related but is there any interest in restoring the muskie fishery to Lake Blue Ridge?

  • #2
    Originally posted by trout1980 View Post
    Not trout related but is there any interest in restoring the muskie fishery to Lake Blue Ridge?
    Certainly, there were some fingerlings recently stocked in TN. Apparently they are hard to come by. Would love to see some in GA.
    http://newschannel9.com/sports/outdoors/twra-stocks-muskie-in-polk-countys-parksville-lake

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    • #3
      Muskies (Lunge)

      Muskies are called Lunge in Canada ....... today's trivia.

      Muskies can do well in lake environments, but they are primarily a river fish and they will find a river if planted in a lake. Wonder how they would impact the trout fishery in the Toccoa above Lake Blue Ridge? They would probably find their way to the tailwater sooner or later via a dam release of some bucket biologists.

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      • #4
        I guess if they got in the tail water that would not be good for the trout

        I wonder why they disappeared in the 1st place?

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        • #5
          Originally posted by JOHNKIES View Post
          Muskies are called Lunge in Canada ....... today's trivia.

          Muskies can do well in lake environments, but they are primarily a river fish and they will find a river if planted in a lake. Wonder how they would impact the trout fishery in the Toccoa above Lake Blue Ridge? They would probably find their way to the tailwater sooner or later via a dam release of some bucket biologists.
          I would pay good money to watch a Muskie steal a SNIT from some poor DH fisherman with a 10' 2wt...
          The first thing scripture tells us about man is that we're made in the image of God. The second thing it says is that man should have dominion over the fishes of the sea.

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          • #6
            SNIT Lunch

            Not a muskie but a couple years back when the hatchery stretch of the Davidson was hot I had a fun experience. Early evening and a TU buddy of mine had tied up the pattern of the day and the fishing was great! I caught a small trout about SNIT size and was horsing it in so I could release and go for something bigger. Well, something bigger came up off the bottom and took the SNIT sideways in it's mouth and swam off with it. Pretty sure it was a big rainbow but as mentioned, it was near dark and it was just a shadow shape rising up from the bottom .............

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            • #7
              Musky

              I don't think Musky are a good choice for Lake Blue Ridge. You would be introducing the ace predator of fresh waters into this watershed. Let North Carolina and Tennessee keep them. Great game fish this catch of 1000 casts, but we loose enough trout now to Large Mouth Bass, Walleyed Pike and Poachers. They would roam, once established, throughout the entire Toccoa watershed.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Len Miller View Post
                I don't think Musky are a good choice for Lake Blue Ridge. You would be introducing the ace predator of fresh waters into this watershed. Let North Carolina and Tennessee keep them. Great game fish this catch of 1000 casts, but we loose enough trout now to Large Mouth Bass, Walleyed Pike and Poachers. They would roam, once established, throughout the entire Toccoa watershed.
                Muskie were originally stocked in Lake Blue Ridge(state record came from there) and SUPPOSEDLY they have been seen roaming the Upper Toccoa.
                Oh and there are several watersheds in NC and Tennessee that have muskie, LM, smallmouth, striper and trout all coexisting.
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by fishinbub View Post
                  I would pay good money to watch a Muskie steal a SNIT from some poor DH fisherman with a 10' 2wt...
                  I cannot agree more with this statement.

                  Seeing a brown do that to a SNIT stuck me on them, a muskie has to be even more glorious
                  I like em big fat and sloppy.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Len Miller View Post
                    I don't think Musky are a good choice for Lake Blue Ridge. You would be introducing the ace predator of fresh waters into this watershed. Let North Carolina and Tennessee keep them. Great game fish this catch of 1000 casts, but we loose enough trout now to Large Mouth Bass, Walleyed Pike and Poachers. They would roam, once established, throughout the entire Toccoa watershed.
                    Stripers, largemouth and muskie I can understand as trout predators but are walleye serious trout predators?

                    Genuinely asking because I don't know. The state record GA trout is bigger than the state record walleye.

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                    • #11
                      Muskie were originally stocked in Lake Blue Ridge(state record came from there) and SUPPOSEDLY they have been seen roaming the Upper Toccoa.
                      Oh and there are several watersheds in NC and Tennessee that have muskie, LM, smallmouth, striper and trout all coexisting.
                      If they are still in the Toccoa/Lake Blue Ridge no need to stock them then. Just break out your 10 weight and have fun!

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