Muskies resurfacing in Simcoe

‘Viable fishery’ now possible
By GISELE WINTON SARVIS – Special to QMI Agency

Muskellunge are slowly returning to Lakes Simcoe and Couchiching, but open season for the fishery could be 10 years away, according to Muskies Canada president Ian Young.

“There is no chance of the fishery opening soon,” he said.

Muskies Canada, a non-profit organization with 600 members, along with a dozen environmental groups, have undertaken the “huge” project of bringing back a species from the lakes that was locally extinct.

“We have been stocking the lake for six years for a total of 4,000 to 5,000 fingerlings,” Young said.

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