- Associated Press - Wednesday, September 3, 2014

SWANTON, Vt. (AP) - The Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife says 7,000 muskellunge fingerlings have been stocked in Lake Champlain’s Missisquoi Bay and the Missisquoi River, a lake tributary.

The fish disappeared from Vermont in the late 1970s following a chemical spill.

Since 2008, Fish and Wildlife has stocked more than 38,000 muskies into the Missisquoi River and Missisquoi Bay.

The six-inch fish stocked in the river were donated by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, which stocks the Great Chazy River on the New York side of the lake with the same strain of muskie.

Lake Champlain is the only lake in New England to which muskies are native.

Anglers report catching an occasional muskie. All must be immediately released.

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