Tiger Musky

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Tiger Musky

Post by Lucky Chicken » Mon Jul 21, 2014 1:16 pm

So, my uncle claims I caught a Tiger Musky on my trip... I don't think it was, and also don't believe they exist in the inland lakes because there are no muskies in the inland lakes. Anyone here can tell me that I am wrong. Anyway, to settle the debate, what kind of fish is this?

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It is ~26" long.


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Re: Tiger Musky

Post by Midwest Ed » Mon Jul 21, 2014 2:19 pm

I think it is a Northern, although the black striping on the body of this one happens to make it look similar to a Tiger Musky. A Tiger Musky is actually a hybrid; a cross between a true Musky and a Northern. Nice catch either way.

Here are some other pictures, side by side.

http://wdfw.wa.gov/ais/html/esox_lucius ... uskie.html

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8 trips, 1975 x 2, 1976 x 2, 1978, 1985, 2000, 2013

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Re: Tiger Musky

Post by Lucky Chicken » Mon Jul 21, 2014 2:33 pm

I thought it was a northern also, didn't think there were muskys in the inland lakes to make the hybrid.


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Re: Tiger Musky

Post by tree rattt » Mon Jul 21, 2014 6:33 pm

Dang nice fish!


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Re: Tiger Musky

Post by LaHaring » Wed Jul 23, 2014 2:43 pm

Wow. Very nice fish. From which lake did you catch it?

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Re: Tiger Musky

Post by Lucky Chicken » Wed Jul 23, 2014 2:48 pm

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Re: Tiger Musky

Post by Sides » Fri Sep 05, 2014 4:31 pm

The tail and fins and color, look like a Northern. The markings do not.


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Re: Tiger Musky

Post by elkslayer » Fri Oct 03, 2014 12:13 pm

Nice fish.

Its a northern that has been spending its time on the surface or in the shallows with sandy bottoms, during very sunny days. This is the coloration displayed when one catches ole esox in shallow lily pad bays.

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Re: Tiger Musky

Post by hooky » Fri Oct 03, 2014 3:37 pm

All of that water in front of the campsites and over by the outflow looked fishy.

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Re: Tiger Musky

Post by Lucky Chicken » Mon Oct 06, 2014 6:53 am

hooky wrote:All of that water in front of the campsites and over by the outflow looked fishy.
and it was... pulled quite a few northerns out of there! I put most of them back for you ;)

I left a couple leaches too

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