This book documents proceedings of a symposium on muskellunge developed as a memorial for E.J. Crossman. It focuses on the biology, ecology, and management of muskellunge, Ed's favorite fish. The papers include surveys of current ecological, behavioral, and management-related issues for muskellunge fisheries. The symposium was developed to bring researchers and anglers together, and was sponsored by Muskies, Inc.
Dr. E.J. Crossman, a personal perspective: introductory remarks to the Dr. Ed Crossman Muskellunge Symposium.- Dr. E.J. (Ed) Crossman's scientific contributions on muskellunge: celebrating a lasting legacy.- The New River, Virginia, muskellunge fishery: population dynamics, harvest regulation modeling, and angler attitudes.- Population dynamics of muskellunge in Wisconsin waters of Green Bay, Lake Michigan, 1989-2005.- Quantification of native muskellunge nursery habitat: influence of body size, fish community composition, and vegetation structure.- Using movements and diet analyses to assess effects of introduced muskellunge (Esox masquinongy) on Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) in the Saint John River, New Brunswick.- Characteristics of Ontario muskellunge (Esox masquinongy) fisheries based on volunteer angler diary information.- The use of angler diary surveys to evaluate long-term changes in muskellunge populations on Lake of the Woods, Ontario.- Evaluation of temperature-selection differences among juvenile muskellunge originating from different latitudes.- Expulsion of miniature radio transmitters along with eggs of muskellunge and northern pike--a new method for locating critical spawning habitat.- Development, implementation, and evaluation of an international muskellunge management strategy for the upper St Lawrence River.- An examination of Minnesota's muskellunge waters.- Determining minimum ultimate size, setting size limits, and developing trophy standards and indices of comparable size for maintaining quality muskellunge (Esox masquinongy) populations and sports fisheries.- Effects of angling with a single-hook and live bait on muskellunge survival.- A program for successful muskellunge management-A Minnesota success story.- Muskellunge in Missouri: a 10 year strategic plan.- History of muskellunge management in Nebraska.
Focused on muskellunge
Strong ecology and management case histories
Modern management techniques and assessments