Musky or Muskellunge
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. ForbesJuly 27, 2010
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Minor References****. Rizzo to Talk About Muskies at Nicolet Series. [Vilas County News Review, March 23, 2011, p. 9.] Eagle River, 2011. View Full EntryJohnson, Leon. Musky Strike--Small Scale. [Wisconsin Conservation Bulletin, July, 1954] 1954. View Full EntryJohnson, Leon. Musky Strike--Small-Scale. [Wisconservation Bulletin, 19:7, July, 1954, pp. 22-24.] 1954. View Full EntrySloss, Brian. Musky Genetics. [Wisconsin Natural Resources, Vol. 32, #4, August 2008, pp. 22-23.] Madison, 2008. View Full Entry (Full text available)
+++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.