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 v... Read More

 
 

All-Tackle World Records

Line Class
Weight
Location
Catch Date
Angler
All-Tackle
30.61 kg (67 lb 8 oz)
Lake Court Oreilles, Hayward, Wisconsin, USA
24-Jul-1949
 

All-Tackle Length World Records

Line Class
Length
Location
Catch Date
Angler
All-Tackle (Length)
132.0 cm
St. Lawrence River, Quebec, Canada
04-Dec-2013
All-Tackle (Length)
133.0 cm
St. Lawrence River, Ontario, Canada
04-Sep-2016
 

All-Tackle Length Fly World Records

Line Class
Length
Location
Catch Date
Angler
All-Tackle (Length)
cm
Vacant,
 
Vacant
 

Line Class World Records (Conventional Tackle)

Line Class
Weight
Location
Catch Date
Angler
M-01 kg (2 lb)
8.84 kg (19 lb 8 oz)
Wigwam Lake, Ontario, Canada
31-Jul-2004
M-02 kg (4 lb)
16.55 kg (36 lb 8 oz)
Allegheny River, Pennsylvania, USA
02-Jun-1988
M-03 kg (6 lb)
20.27 kg (44 lb 11 oz)
Lake Mille Lacs, Minnesota, USA
04-Jul-2003
M-04 kg (8 lb)
26.31 kg (58 lb 0 oz)
Lake Bellaire, Michigan, USA
13-Oct-2012
M-06 kg (12 lb)
29.48 kg (65 lb 0 oz)
Blackstone Harbor, Ontario, Canada
16-Oct-1988
M-08 kg (16 lb)
20.41 kg (45 lb 0 oz)
1000 Island Lake, Michigan, USA
26-Jul-1980
M-10 kg (20 lb)
23.70 kg (52 lb 4 oz)
St. Lawrence River, Quebec, Canada
12-Nov-1994
M-15 kg (30 lb)
25.60 kg (56 lb 7 oz)
Manitou Lake, Ontario, Canada
30-Aug-1984
M-24 kg (50 lb)
24.94 kg (55 lb 0 oz)
Moon River, MacTier, Ontario, Canada
11-Oct-1981
M-37 kg (80 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
W-01 kg (2 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
W-02 kg (4 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
W-03 kg (6 lb)
1.36 kg (3 lb 0 oz)
Wigwam Lake, Ontario, Canada
02-Jul-2016
W-04 kg (8 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
W-06 kg (12 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
W-08 kg (16 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
W-10 kg (20 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
W-15 kg (30 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
W-24 kg (50 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
W-37 kg (80 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
 

Tippet Class World Records (Fly Tackle)

Line Class
Weight
Location
Catch Date
Angler
Tippet M-01 kg (2 lb)
4.68 kg (10 lb 5 oz)
Alum Creek Spillway, Ohio, USA
29-Mar-2011
Tippet M-02 kg (4 lb)
7.03 kg (15 lb 8 oz)
St. Louis Bay, Lake Superior, Minnesota, USA
27-Oct-1999
Tippet M-03 kg (6 lb)
4.08 kg (9 lb 0 oz)
Rhinelander, Wisconsin, USA
26-May-2009
Tippet M-04 kg (8 lb)
11.65 kg (25 lb 11 oz)
Grand River, Ohio, USA
26-Apr-2002
Tippet M-06 kg (12 lb)
13.15 kg (29 lb 0 oz)
Tygart River, West Virginia, USA
26-Aug-2005
Tippet M-08 kg (16 lb)
9.52 kg (21 lb 0 oz)
Boulder Junction, Wisconsin, USA
17-Oct-2003
Tippet M-10 kg (20 lb)
10.65 kg (23 lb 8 oz)
Rowan Lake, Ontario, Canada
29-Jun-2004
Tippet W-01 kg (2 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
Tippet W-02 kg (4 lb)
1.62 kg (3 lb 9 oz)
Kishkutena Lake, Ontario, Canada
04-Jul-2016
Tippet W-03 kg (6 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
Tippet W-04 kg (8 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
Tippet W-06 kg (12 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
Tippet W-08 kg (16 lb)
6.12 kg (13 lb 8 oz)
James River, Virginia, USA
15-Jan-2016
Tippet W-10 kg (20 lb)
7.71 kg (17 lb 0 oz)
James River, Virginia, USA
14-Jan-2016
 

Junior & Smallfry World Records

Line Class
Weight
Location
Catch Date
Angler
F-Junior
18.63 kg (41 lb 1 oz)
St. Lawrence River, Canada
21-Nov-2011
F-Smallfry
10.43 kg (23 lb 0 oz)
Lake St. Clair, MI, USA
26-Jul-2020
M-Junior
18.16 kg (40 lb 0 oz)
Leech Lake, Minnesota, USA
09-Aug-1999
M-Smallfry
12.70 kg (28 lb 0 oz)
Lake St. Clair, Michigan, USA
15-Jul-1999

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