NANFA-- New fish and a request

Ty (
Sat, 27 Oct 2001 09:01:20 -0500

For those of you that do not know it I am a big Esox fan. Yesterday I
took a ride down to Keystone Hatcheries in Northern Illinois and picked
up a Spotted Minnesota strain Musky yesterday. He is way cool! Hopefully
I'll be able to post a picture soon. He is about 10" long and currently
resides in my 55 gallon tank. I plan on moving him into a 180 as soon as
I can buy it and eventually into a pond (somewhere between 1 and 2 acres
in size) we are trying to construct in my back yard.

Small plug here, If your curious about Keystone they have a website and
sell lots of different kinds of game fish, for pond stocking, as well as
supplies for home ponds (large and small). The guy that runs it is Mike
Robinson and one of the friendliest guys you'd care to meet. He gave me
a full tour of the hatchery. In fact I'm probably the only person he's
ever had to forcibly remove. HAHA It was very cool to see how they breed
and care for the fish.

One request, If any one is out collecting and happens to get a Pickerel
(of any kind) Please keep it for me. I really want to try and get a few
pairs so I can try some breeding. I had a nice Grass Pickerel, but lost
it recently. I have also been able to get some Red-Fins, but for various
reasons have lost them as well. I will happily pay for any shipping


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