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Tiger Muskellunge (Tiger Muskie)

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Tiger Muskellunge (Tiger Muskie)
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Common Name: Tiger Muskellunge (Tiger Muskie)

Scientific Name: Esox Masquinongy X Esox Lucius

Fish Family: Esocidae

Other Names: tiger muskie, norlunge, nor'lunge, hybrid muskellunge

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Tiger Muskellunge (Tiger Muskie) caught by mike keller Tiger Muskellunge (Tiger Muskie) caught by tiger muskie Turley Tiger Muskellunge (Tiger Muskie) caught by Nate  Loeffelr Tiger Muskellunge (Tiger Muskie) caught by tiger muskie Turley Tiger Muskellunge (Tiger Muskie) caught by Mister Twister
Identification:
Silvery background with dark, variable markings, often as oblique stripes, spots, or blotches, or even with scarcely any markings. Belly white with small spots. Fins green to red-brown with dark blotches. Young (less than 150 ram) with broad scalloped bars of olive green along sides and gold mid-dorsal stripe on back; belly white.
Distribution:
Mississippi river drainages.
Spawning:
e musky spawning season is in April or May. A female can lay 10,000-225,000 eggs, depending on her size and health. A female can lay 10,000-225,000 eggs, depending on her size and health. Spawning normally goes on for about a week. The eggs hatch in 8-14 days. The eggs hatch in 8-14 days.

State Tiger Muskellunge (Tiger Muskie) Records:

  • Illinois State Record:
    26 lbs 9 ozs caught by Joseph Veronda caught on Coal City Area Club on May 4, 1999.
  • Indiana State Record:
    24 lbs 0 ozs caught by Michael Senics caught on Wolf Lake on January 1, 1995.
  • Iowa State Record:
    27 lbs 2 ozs caught by Shannon Green caught on West Okoboji, Dickinson County on August 1, 1989.
  • Minnesota State Record:
    34 lbs 12 ozs caught on Elmo Lake, Washington County on July 7, 1999.
  • Wisconsin State Record:
    51 lbs 3 ozs caught on Lac Vieux Desert, Vilas County on July 16, 1919.
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