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Muskellunge

40 in McMinnville, Tennessee, USA 23-November-2012 Evan Howard 40 in McMinnville, Tennessee, USA 23-November-2012 Evan Howard

Mitchill, 1824; ESOCIDAE FAMILY; also called maskinonge, muskallonge, muskie, musky, 'lunge, silver muskellunge, Great Lakes muskellunge, Ohio muskellunge, spotted muskellunge, barred muskellunge, great muskellunge, great pike, blue pike, etc. Occasionally, it is referred to as a “jack” in some areas.

It is endemic to the northeastern United States, throughout the area of the Great Lakes south to Georgia, and north to Quebec (St. Lawrence Seaway) and Ontario in Canada. It has been introduced into Manitoba west of Lake Winnipeg. It rarely ventures far from cover, and prefers shallow, heavily vegetated waters less than 40 ft (12 m) deep, usually along rocky shorelines in slow moving streams and larger rivers.

At one time, it was believed that there were at least four species of muskellunge, but these “varieties” are now considered to be one species, Esox masquinongy. The exception to this is the tiger musky, which is a hybrid, a cross between a muskellunge and a northern pike (E. lucius).

LengthLocationCatch DateAnglerKayak
40 in McMinnville, Tennessee, USA 23-November-2012 Evan Howard Jackson Kayak Cuda 12



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