The ODNR and Muskies Inc. have established a link between the Lunge Log and the Muskie Angler Log. The intent of the ODNR is to encourage anglers not currently using the Muskie Angler Log to give Muskies Inc. the permission to download the data and increase the information available to the ODNR. The download will take place after the end of each year. The attached letter outlines the steps necessary to make this happen for an angler.
For those currently recording all their trips, using this feature would not provide the ODNR the information they are currently getting on catch rates. For those who are reporting all their fish including fish under 30”, this feature would not work. For those reporting tags or those using readers to identify PIT numbers, this would require an alternative approach to providing that information to the ODNR instead of the Muskie Angler Log. The ODNR is hoping that the additional information obtained by anglers currently not reporting in the Muskie Angler Log will offset any loss of information from those using the Muskie Angler Log but switching to the download option.
For those who have input fish into the Muskie Angler Log this year, the download would create duplicate information for 2019 and best to wait until 2020.
OHMC is hoping their members would input data directly into the Muskie Angler Log to insure data accuracy and timeliness for annual awards and recognition of significant catches.