Project Noble Beast urges ALL Anglers encountering Muskellunge in the Ottawa and Rideau Rivers to follow a few simple guidelines.
This coming year you may encounter muskies being used in the Project Noble Beast study with a small Floy tag and radio transmitter (with whip antenna) attached to them. For the Rideau, we have 11 in the Long Reach between Kars and Kemptville and 3-4 in the Eccolands stretch. In the Ottawa we have almost 25 between Rockland and Wendover. If you catch one of these fish, please remove the radio transmitter, but leave the Floy tag. The batteries have likely expired, and the simple act of being recaptured has proved our point (that muskies can survive the C&R process and live to fight another day). We can replace the battery and use the transmitter again.