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Tiger Musky

Tiger Musky

artwork by Wayne Trimm

Esox lucius X Esox masquinongy

Tiger Musky has been introduced into many lakes and large rivers since the 1970s. Favored habitat requires vegetation and larger fish probably move off shore into deeper water during warmer parts of the year. It is a hybrid between northern pike and muskellunge and has limited or no reproductive capabilities. It has been stocked in all watersheds except the Saint Lawrence, but a native hybrid has been reported in that watershed.

Fish atlas map for Tiger Musky.