Peak muskie fishing season is upon us and Save The River would like to remind anglers to practice catch and release during muskie season.
For over 20 years Save The River has been educating and encouraging anglers to use catch and release when handling muskies to ensure the future of this unique species in the St. Lawrence River.
Save The River’s Muskie Catch and Release Program encourages catch and release by giving anglers a limited edition Michael Ringer print to commemorate their catch. All you have to do is fill out our affidavit and submit it to Save The River and we will send you your personalized print in the mail.
Tips for safe catch and release:
- Try to unhook the fish without removing it from the water
- Never hold a muskie vertically
- Put a damp towel over the fish’s head to prevent thrashing
- Take your measurements and photos quickly and carefully place the fish back in the water
The release of legal size muskies ensures a strong, naturally reproducing muskie population as well as large trophy fish for generations to come!
To learn more about this program or to notify us of your catch and release visit our website or call our office 315-686-2010.
Special thanks to Colby Bowman for submission of this great release photo taken this fall.