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Muskies released into Lake Wausau


Lake Wausau became home to some more muskies Tuesday evening.

Around 150 fingerling muskies were released into the lake. The fish range from six to eight inches long. They were bought by Bill's Musky Club.

Before they were released, the Department of Natural Resources tagged the fish, hoping to find out how many muskies reproduce naturally.

The DNR has been tagging muskies for five years.

 "We should start to pick up those larger fish in our surveys now, and hopefully we'll be able to see that mark and we'll get some indication of what the natural reproduction is versus the fish that we're stocking," said Tom Meronek, Wisconsin DNR biologist.

Volunteers helped disperse the fish across Lake Wausau by boat.

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