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Virginia Encourages Anglers to Keep “Musky Diary”

DWR fisheries biologists were excited to have encountered two 50+” musky recently while sampling on the Shenandoah River. If you’re out on the water in pursuit of the “fish of a thousand casts,” please consider contributing to DWR’s Musky Angler Diary Program, new for 2021. Participating in this program is a helpful tool for biologists in managing and refining muskellunge fisheries.

The process is easy! Simply record how many hours you fish, how many persons are in your fishing party, how many musky you encounter but did not catch (follows, strikes, or musky lost), how many musky you catch (measure them and look for tag numbers), whether or not you harvested or released the musky, and how much money you spent on the trip.

Feel free to add in any past entries you may have kept for your own records, too.



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