(Esox masquinongy x Esox lucius)
The tiger musky is a hybrid produced when a male northern pike (Esox lucius) fertilizes the eggs spawned by a female muskellunge (E. masquinongy). Consequently, it is conceivable that one might find a tiger musky anywhere that both muskellunge and northern pike occur together, though it is not a common fish anywhere. They may also be found in areas where they have been introduced, but such populations are naturally self limiting since the tiger musky is sterile and cannot reproduce.
It should not be confused with the true muskellunge which has long been called tiger musky in...Read More