I Speak For The Fish: Are muskies still the readers’ favorite?

I Speak for the Fish is a monthly column written by Great Lakes Now Contributor Kathy Johnson, coming out the third Monday of each month. Publishing the author’s views and assertions does not represent endorsement by Great Lakes Now or Detroit Public Television. 

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https://www.greatlakesnow.org/2024/05/i-speak-for-the-fish-are-muskies-still-the-readers-favorite/

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I Speak for the Fish: Never underestimate a smallmouth

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https://www.greatlakesnow.org/2024/04/i-speak-for-the-fish-never-underestimate-a-smallmouth/

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I Speak for the Fish: When a bass is not a bass

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I Speak for the Fish: Bringing muskie to the masses

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https://www.greatlakesnow.org/2024/02/i-speak-for-the-fish-bringing-muskie-to-the-masses/

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I Speak for the Fish: The great seasonal flip

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https://www.greatlakesnow.org/2024/01/i-speak-for-the-fish-the-great-seasonal-flip/

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I Speak for the Fish: Carp are crazy about corn

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https://www.greatlakesnow.org/2023/11/i-speak-for-the-fish-carp-are-crazy-about-corn/

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I Speak for the Fish: Mesmerized by minnows

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I Speak for the Fish – Giddy up sucker

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I Speak for the Fish – Facing the wrath of a crayfish

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https://www.greatlakesnow.org/2023/07/i-speak-for-the-fish-facing-wrath-crayfish/

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I Speak for the Fish — Searching for the elusive sculpin.

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https://www.greatlakesnow.org/2023/06/i-speak-for-the-fish-searching-elusive-sculpin/

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I Speak for the Fish – What’s the most popular freshwater fish?

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I Speak for the Fish: Eyeballing Walleye

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I Speak for the Fish: Eyeballing Walleye

I Speak for the Fish is a monthly column written by Great Lakes Now Contributor Kathy Johnson, coming out the third Monday of each month. Publishing the author’s views and assertions does not represent endorsement by Great Lakes Now or Detroit Public Television. 

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I Speak for the Fish: Playing follow-the-leader with diving ducks

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I Speak for the Fish: Courting Sunfish

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I Speak for the Fish: And the survey says…

My survey was admittedly small.

I polled one 10-year-old and 30 adults ranging in age from their early 20s to mid-50s. I had a fairly even representation of genders and races. About half were on a college campus, the other half I approached on a public boardwalk.

I limited my poll to one person per social cluster to prevent parroting of the same responses.

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https://www.greatlakesnow.org/2023/01/i-speak-for-the-fish-and-the-survey-says/

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I Speak for the Fish: Favorite fish books

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https://www.greatlakesnow.org/2022/12/i-speak-for-the-fish-favorite-fish-books/

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I Speak for the Fish: Water snakes are spooktacular

When it comes to Halloween, I’m a Hallmark participant.

I like costume parties and I’ve mooched enough candy to make a significant contributor to my dentist’s children’s college fund. But I do not visit haunted houses and fail to see the appeal of fear.

I have an adventurous spirit but I do not think I’m overly courageous.

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I Speak for the Fish: A Fish’s Shelf Life

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I Speak for the Fish: Not all lampreys are killers, but all are paying the price for their reputation

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I Speak for the Fish: Inside a trout feeding frenzy

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I Speak for the Fish: How the round goby changed the Great Lakes, twice

Some dives are so pivotal that they permanently fuse themselves into my memory bank.

I’ll never forget my first open water dive in the St. Clair River under my family’s dock, or the first time I looked for a drowning victim as a member of the St. Clair County Sherriff Department Dive Rescue and Recovery team.

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I Speak for the Fish: Playing peek-a-boo with the ducks

I’ve been outsmarted by more than one species.

A red fox in a Florida nature preserve comes to mind. I observed the fox entering a den and spent two hours patiently waiting for it to emerge so I could take its picture – only to discover the clever fellow had exited out the back shortly after I parked myself out front.

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I Speak for the Fish: Logperch rocking, rolling and rebounding

Some fish don’t seem to mind a diver’s bubbles or humans fumbling around underwater. Others bolt at my first exhalation. Some fish are super approachable while others remain wary and aloof regardless of how I try to entice them.   

And some species, like the tiny logperch, don’t seem to give a fig what I do. 

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I Speak for the Fish: Meeting the mysterious muskie

Just like serious birders and all manner of naturalists, many divers keep a life list of the species they have seen. Typically, the more elusive the species, the more coveted the sighting. Size also plays a role in desirability, whether it’s a condor or a blue whale.  

When it comes to impressively large and elusive freshwater species, a couple come to mind.  

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https://www.greatlakesnow.org/2022/01/meeting-mysterious-muskie/

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I Speak for the Fish: Center stage alongside Great Lakes steelhead trout 

In the spirit of yuletide reminiscing, I recently found myself looking back at my journey to bringing more freshwater fish content to PBS audiences. One particularly poignant and mildly terrifying turning point was the first time I stepped onto a really big stage to speak on behalf of freshwater fish.  

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I Speak for the Fish: Teamwork, smooth swimming and other lessons from Great Lakes fish

Watching how fish move, how they use the water to their advantage has made me a better diver. Underwater, I strive to be as trim as a walleye and as effortless as a sturgeon. And while my cameraman husband hunts for photo ops with the stealth of a muskie, I can usually be found frolicking in the shallows like a carefree sunfish. 

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I Speak for the Fish: Setting sturgeon free

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I Speak for the Fish: No petting for these cats

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I Speak for the Fish: Shell middens reveal interesting clues about the humble muskrat

Before the era of plastic, freshwater mussels were the material of choice for the global button industry.

The inside wall of a freshwater mussel’s shell can range in color from pure white to shimmering lavenders and iridescent purples.

European settlers were thrilled to find an abundance of button-worthy mussels in the Great Lakes.

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https://www.greatlakesnow.org/2021/08/shell-middens-mussels-muskrats/

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