Muskellunge

Muskellunge

One of the largest and most elusive fish that swims in Minnesota, muskellunge wait in weed beds before lunging forward to clamp onto their prey.

Tiger Muskellunge

Tiger muskellunge

The tiger muskie, a sterile hybrid of the northern pike and the muskie, is stocked in several heavily fish lakes in the Twin Cities. Like muskie, this fish has dark markings on a light background but has rounded tail fins.

A muskellunge in Leech Lake

Under pressure

Stocking muskellunge into several additional lakes would offset increasing fishing pressure.
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Angler holding a fish

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Fish being properly released after being caught

A helping hand

Fish populations don't grow as fast as demand. Practice some natural recycling on your next trip.
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