Muskiefirst to cover the Dr. Ed Crossman Muskie Symposium

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 Oct 28th, 2005 by OutdoorsFIRST 

Modified Oct 28th, 2005 at 12:00 AM

MuskieFIRST will be attending and covering the Dr. Ed Crossman Muskie Symposium in Indianapolis at the The Marten House and Lilly Conference Center, 1801 W. 86th Street, Indianapolis, Indiana on October 28th through the 30th, 2005. Coverage will include photographs, video, and audio interviews with the participants, and a compilation of information we will publish in the article section at MuskieFIRST.The 2005 Symposium is the second hosted by Muskies Inc. The first International Muskie Symposium was held in Lacrosse back in 1984, and resulted in a dramatic increase of public awareness of the Muskie’s range, importance to the sport fishery, plus provided a forum for the top minds in the Muskie management arena an opportunity to exchange critical information. A book, ‘Managing Muskies’ ( American Fisheries Society), was released soon after that event. It is an understatement to say this is historically one of the most important events ever with an anticipated major impact for the future of Muskie management in North America.Following is the event schedule for the Dr.Ed Crossman International Muskie Symposium:International Muskie Symposium / Tentative Event Schedule:Friday 10/28/056:00 pm Get Acquainted Cocktail Party 7:00 pm WelcomeGeneral Session (Multi Media) / Lilly Conference Center Special Presentation, Margaret Crossman with John Casselman John Casselman 7:30 8:30 pm (1) Maintaining muskellunge populations and quality sports fisheries: A biological basis for setting size limits and determining minimum ultimate length or trophy standard. A Tribute to Dr. E. J. Crossman Jim Saric 8:30 9:30 pm Q & A 9:30 10:00 pm10:00-11:00 pm Hospitality RoomSaturday 10/29/058:00 am Breakfast presentation / Larry Ramsell / Main Dinning Room9:00 am 1st General Session / Lilly Conference Center Primary Biology Presentation #1 – 30 min A: John Farrell, Development, implementation, and evaluation of an international muskellunge management strategy for the upper St. Lawrence River (2) Primary Biology Presentation #2 – 30 min B: Kevin Kapuscinski, The Green Bay Great Lakes strain muskellunge reintroduction program (3) Primary Biology Presentation #3 – 30 min C: Jerry Younk, An examination of Minnesotas muskellunge waters (4)10:30 am General Workshops: Breakout room 1 = 3 Biology presentations / 20 min eaA: Tom Mosindy, The use of angler diary surveys to evaluate long- term changes in muskie populations on Lake of the Woods, Ontario (5)B: R. Scot Stewart, Development of muskellunge fisheries in lakes Monona and Wingra, Wisconsin (7)C: Chris Robinson, Historical trends in body growth of five Ontario muskellunge (Esox masquinongy) populations (7) Breakout room 2 = 3 Biology presentations / 20 min ea A: Mark Boone, Muskellunge in MissouriA ten-year strategic plan (8) B: Travis Brenden, The New River, Virginia, muskellunge fishery: population dynamics, harvest regulation modeling, and angler attitudes (9) C: Daryl Bauer, History of muskellunge management in Nebraska (10) Breakout room 3 = 3 Biology presentations / 20 min ea A: Susan Beyler, Muskellunge management and distribution analysis in a south east Wisconsin urban lake (11) B: R. Allen Curry, Ecology of an introduced predator: muskellunge (Esox masquinongy) in the Saint John River of Maine and New Brunswick (12) C: Scott Morrison, Biological characteristics of a riverine muskellunge population (13)11:30 am Lunch / Main Dinning Room 12:30 pm 2nd General Session / Lilly Conference Center Primary Angler Presentation (Multi Media) w/ Q&A Russ Wayre: Current Top Muskie Lake /Locations2:00 pm General Workshops: Breakout room 1 = 3 Biology presentations / 20 min ea A: Chris Robinson, Factors affecting historical year-class strengths of trophy muskellunge (Esox masquinongy) populations (14) B: A. P. Liskauskas, Biological characteristics of record class muskellunge populations in Georgian Bay and the North Channel, Lake Huron (15) C: John Nelson, Considerations in muskellunge (Esox masquinongy) introductions: A management dilemma? (16) Breakout room 2 = 3 Biology presentations / 20 min ea A: Steve LaPan, Spawning and post-spawning movements of the St. Lawrence River muskellunge (Esox masquinongy) (17) B: Rod Pierce, Expulsion of miniature radio transmitters along with eggs of northern pike and muskellunge A new method for locating critical spawning habitat (18) C: Brent Murry, Quantification of native muskellunge nursery habitat in the upper St. Lawrence River: influences of fish community and habitat structure on occurrence, abundance, and production (19) Breakout room 3 = 3 Biology presentations / 20 min ea A: Ron Brooks, Movement and habitat use of muskellunge in Kinkaid Lake (20)B: Jordan Weeks, Muskellunge movement in the Manitowish Chain, Vilas County, Wisconsin (21) C: B. Farmer, A conceptual model of muskellunge spawning habitat in Georgian Bay, Ontario, Canada (22)3:30 pm 3rd General Session / Lilly Conference Center Primary Biology Presentation #1- 30 min A: James Diana, Human influences on natural spawning and reproductive success of muskellunge (23) Primary Biology Presentation #2 – 30 min B: Michael Butler, The application of DNA-based genetic tools towards the conservation and management of the muskellunge. Esox masquingy (24) Primary Biology Presentation #3 – 30 min C: Curtis Wagner, Evaluation of differences in growth, survival, and thermal selection among genetic stocks of muskellunge (25)5:00 pm BREAK6:00 pm Dinner / Main Dining Room7:00 pm 4th General Session (Multi Media) / Lilly Conference Center Jack Wingate / MN DNR 7:00 -7:45 pm A recipe for successful muskie management-a Minnesota success story. Steve Heiting 7:45 8:45 pm 9:00 pm- 10:30pm Hospitality Special Event Party Sunday 10/30/058:00 am Breakfast with an Angler / Main Dinning Room9:00 am 4th General Session / Lilly Conference Center Primary Biology Presentation 30 Min A: Steven Kerr, Characteristics of Ontario muskellunge fisheries based on volunteer angler diary information (26) Primary Biology Presentation 30 Min B: Terry Margenau, Effects of a single-hook live bait angling technique on muskellunge survival (27)10:00 am Panel Discussion / Steve Heiting Host Jim Saric / Angler industry perspective Bill James / INDNR State Agency Perspective Tim Simonson / WIDNR Biology Perspective Jim Diana / Univ. Mich Research Perspective Dr. Casselman / Ontario Research Perspective Steve Budnick / Muskies, Inc Perspective Larry Ramsell / Historic perspective11:30 am Closing Statements Conclusion Poster PapersMichael Butler, Genetic profiles of naturally occurring pike-muskellunge hybridsMichael Butler, Best Practices for the catch and release of muskellungeDale Cornelius, Missouris Muskie Program, Egg to AnglerSusan Marcquenski, Diseases in muskellungeMichael Thomas, Analysis of 40 years of Lake St. Clair muskie fishing recordsEric Cummins, Muskellunge population and fishery dynamics in Green River Lake, Kentucky

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