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2014-05-29 14:39:37

The lunar cycle may synchronize with feeding activity, luring large muskies to take angler bait.

2008-10-09 09:00:26

By For the Deseret News The Utah Wildlife Board recently approved rules changes that should provide more fishing opportunities in Utah and protect fish populations in an effort to provide better fishing throughout the state. Starting Jan.

2008-08-20 03:00:25

By Cain, Michelle L Lauer, Thomas E; Lau, Jamie K ABSTRACT. - One hundred and twenty five sites from 91 rivers and streams in Indiana were evaluated from 1990-2005 to determine grass pickerel Esox americanus vermiculatus habitat use.

2008-07-18 12:00:45

By The Wisconsin State Journal Jul. 18--Scattered but strong storms this week continued to dump substantial amounts of water in some parts of Wisconsin, with more than 3 inches reported in areas of the south this past week.

2008-07-10 12:00:38

By Ray Grass Deseret News The tiger muskie at Pineview Reservoir have become quite a catch in recent years. Under a new emergency regulation put in place yesterday, all muskie caught will have to be released. The new regulation calls for the catch-and-release of all muskie caught in Pineview.

2008-06-26 09:02:36

By Eric Sharp, Detroit Free Press Jun. 26--It was slow. The 43 boats entered in the Michigan Ontario Muskie Club's annual charity tournament for the Special Olympics were picking and pecking at fish, and aboard Shelby Kristy we were mostly just picking.

2008-06-20 12:00:18

By OUT DOORS JIM MORRIS That dreaded fish disease VHS (viral hemorrhagic septicemia) has been found again, this time at Clearfork Reservoir, near Mansfield, detected while doing routine tests on muskellunge.

2007-09-19 09:01:13

By Bob Lamb, La Crosse Tribune, Wis. Sep. 19--was planning to go muskie fishing on Lake Neshonoc until I talked with Jordan Weeks last week. Now I've decided to allow the fish to grow a couple of years before wetting a line in the beautiful lake in West Salem, Wis.

2007-05-22 19:20:51

A deadly, fast-spreading aquatic virus is reaching epidemic proportions in New York's two Great Lakes and has already spread into the Finger Lakes region in upstate New York, a Cornell University fisheries expert said Tuesday.

2006-12-19 09:00:43

By Christian Berg, The Morning Call, Allentown, Pa. Dec. 19--State officials hope to complete long-awaited repairs at Leaser Lake by 2010, but local fishermen will probably have to wait another four years before angling for species such as bass, walleye, muskellunge and catfish.

Latest Muskellunge Reference Libraries

2007-06-24 17:45:09

The Muskellunge or Muskie or Musky (Esox masquinongy) are large, relatively rare freshwater fish of North America. They are the largest member of the pike family, Esocidae. The name muskellunge comes from the Ojibwe word maashkinoozhe, meaning "ugly pike," by way of French masque allongé (modified from the Ojibwe word by folk etymology), "long mask." Overview Muskellunge are found in the Great Lakes region north to Canada, the St. Lawrence River, Hudson Bay, and in the Upper...

2007-06-24 17:40:07

The Northern pike, Esox lucius, is a carnivorous fish of brackish and freshwaters of the northern hemisphere. It is also known by the somewhat misleading folk-name, "water wolf". Geographic distribution E. lucius is found throughout the northern hemisphere, including Russia, Europe, the British Isles, and North America. Within North America, there are Northern pike populations in eastern New York, northern New England, most of Canada (though pike are rare in British Columbia),...

2005-06-02 11:55:51

Muskellunge, or muskie (Esox masquinongy), is a large, relatively rare freshwater fish of North America. They are the largest member of the pike family, Esocidae and their native range includes the St. Lawrence River, Great Lakes, Hudson Bay and Mississippi River basins. The name muskellunge is thought to be a corruption of the Ojibwa words maskinonge meaning "ugly fish" and lunge meaning "lake trout." Another possible etymology stems from maggue allongee, the name given to the fish by...

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