International Game Fish Association

The International Game Fish Association is a not-for-profit organization committed to the conservation of game fish and the promotion of responsible, ethical angling practices through science, education, rule making and record keeping.

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muskellunge
(Esox masquinongy)


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...Read More

All-Tackle Records
WeightLocationCatch DateAngler 
30.61 kg (67 lb 8 oz)Lake Court Oreilles, Hayward, Wisconsin, USA24-Jul-1949Cal JohnsonRecord Details