According to an article appearing in the Wisconsin State Journal (Madison) on
July 1, 1998, muskies may be developing a taste for unusual bait.
Dan Droessler, a Platteville, Wisconsin, police officer was vacationing at Governor
Dodge State Park near Dodgeville, Wisconsin. He had been dangling his foot in the water
over the side of a canoe at Twin Valley Lake when a 36-inch tiger muskie clamped onto his
foot. The surprised Droessler, who wasnt even fishing (and usually does not fish),
pulled his foot out of the water, and the muskie dropped into the canoe.
Droessler required 60 stitches in a local hospital emergency room.
The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources then confiscated the fish. Warden Randy
Rossing said, "We had to take it. Its not a legal size for one thing, and
its not a legal way to catch a fishwith your foot."
Droessler did eventually get to keep the fish.
(Wisconsin State Journal, "Tiger muskie opens mouth,
inserts foot; OUCH! says bait," by Patricia Simms, July 1, 1998.)