Fish Identification Guide

Tiger Muskie
Esox masquinongy X Esox lucius
Illustrations by Joe Tomelleri
Description: A hybrid between northern pike and muskellunge with characteristics of both parents and vertical stripe pattern on side. Usually has an unequal number of pores on each side of the lower jaw's underside. Generally managed to provide a trophy fishery. All "muskie" stockings are now pure-bred muskellunge.
Family: Pike
Type: Sport Fish
Range: A few may still be left in selected waters.

Source: Nebraska Game and Parks Commission website at