I received this info today from the MNR and thought it would be of interest. They are doing a tracking study on lake trout in Eagle Lake over the next three years. This May they will be implanting 14 lake trout with telementry tags. These send out location signals which can be used to track the movements of these fish. While you can't see these devices, the fish will also be tagged with an external disk tag to the front of the dorsal spine. There will be 7 submersed receivers positioned in various locations on the lake which keep a log of each fish if they pass by within one kilometer. These will be below the surface of the lake...two meters (six feet), in most cases close to the shore. The MNR is strongly suggesting that these fish be released, if possible. Record the location of capture, the color of tag and number. If for any reason the fish is kept the radio transmitter should be returned to the MNR so it can be re-used.
My question is who will be the first one to catch one of these fish.....and better yet, who will be the first one to snag one of the submersed radio receivers? A VBL coffee mug to the lucky angler........!