The Iowa State Conservation Commission purchased 1,535 muskellunge (3/4 to 1-inch fry) in 1960, from "Kenu," a Land-O-Lakes, Wisconsin commercial fish hatchery. Siewers Spring State Fish Hatchery and rearing pond facilities were used for the experimental rearing project. Eighty-five fish survived the June 7 to September 30 rearing period. Forty fish were stocked in each of the following Iowa lakes: West Okoboji, Dickinson County and Clear Lake, Cerro Gordo County. Two specimens have subsequently been recovered and identified from each lake.
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science
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Madden, K. M. and Lynch, A. D.
"Notes on the First Rearing and Introduction of Esox masquinongy in Iowa Waters,"
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science, 69(1), 273-277.
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