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    Minnesota study indicates muskies not eating many walleyes

    Interesting stuff. Perch are No. 1 in musky stomachs, just as Thomas Burri learned a long time ago in Wisconsin.

    I would expect the anti-musky crowd in Minnesota will dismiss or ignore this study:

    https://www.echopress.com/sports/out...ajor-game-fish
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    And, here I thought all along it would be eelpouts. m

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    Steve,

    What do you think is the primary forage for muskies in LOTW? Have there been any studies? If not, can someone initiate a study?

    Brian

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    Quote Originally Posted by lelekb View Post
    Steve,

    What do you think is the primary forage for muskies in LOTW? Have there been any studies? If not, can someone initiate a study?

    Brian

    Hi Brian:

    I would say they have a smorgasbord in LOTW. Their primary forage in most lakes is perch, suckers and various minnow species, so I don't think it would vary much in LOTW with the exception of tullibees making a run at the top three.
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    Yes, agreed. I am a believer in "matching the hatch." For years, I have wondered if I should be throwing a perch pattern or a cisco/tullibee pattern. Or, maybe a crayfish pattern, ha ha. It would be nice if someone actually did a study to confirm it. It may be that the fish shift forage during different seasons. Can you ask someone to initiate a study? I wouldn't know who to ask.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lelekb View Post
    Yes, agreed. I am a believer in "matching the hatch." For years, I have wondered if I should be throwing a perch pattern or a cisco/tullibee pattern. Or, maybe a crayfish pattern, ha ha. It would be nice if someone actually did a study to confirm it. It may be that the fish shift forage during different seasons. Can you ask someone to initiate a study? I wouldn't know who to ask.

    Brian
    Brian, I wish I had that much pull!
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