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Where do muskies live in lakes?

Last Updated: 24th May, 2020

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Muskies are located in the Northern to Northeastpart of the United States and up into Canada. They are one of themore uncommon freshwater fish in the United States. Muskies livein lakes and large rivers. They prefer shallow water with arocky bottom and heavy cover.

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In respect to this, where are Muskies found?

Muskellunge are found in oligotrophic andmesotrophic lakes and large rivers from northern Michigan, northernWisconsin, and northern Minnesota through the Great Lakes region,north into Canada, throughout most of the St Lawrence Riverdrainage, and northward throughout the upper Mississippi valley,although the

Beside above, do muskies bite humans? But yes… the Tiger Muskie, in fact allMuskellunge, have been known to occasionally (but veryrarely) attack people, and the results are something likethis: BUT… this is a very rare thing. Muskie don'thave cutting teeth like a shark does.

Also know, how old do muskies live?

inches and 15 to 20 years may be typical if they aren'tstressed. weight. True muskies over 50 lbs. are very rare.between 40-60- inches and live 8-10 years under goodconditions.

Is a muskie the same as a pike?

Northern Pike and Muskellunge are closerelatives. They're both from the genus “Esox” alongwith other Pikes and Pickerels. However, they're not thesame or varieties of the same fish. They're twodifferent species with different behaviors, markings, anddistributions.

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Are Muskie dangerous?

The muskie is known as 'the fish of ten thousandcasts' because they're so tough to catch; that is, not veryaggressive. They are ambush predators, so extremely unlikely toattack in deep open water.

Barca Kacharov

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How old is a 50 inch musky?

On average, musky are about 11 inches longafter their first year of life, reach 34” in year 7, reach40” in year 9, and reach 50 inches by age 17.Typically, females grow faster than males.

Shirin Waaser

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Are Muskie hard to catch?

Muskies are known as "the fish of ten thousandcasts." That number is an exaggeration, but they very well could bethe most difficult freshwater fish species to catchin North America. Catching a 30" muskie isn't toodifficult.

Samella Klingenschmidt

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What do Muskie taste like?

What Do Musky Fish Taste Like? Having gonefishing for musky fish for years, many people have told methat musky fish taste like bass or pike. Muskyfish are actually part of the pike family. I personally donot eat Muskie fish, as I fish for the enjoyment and thrillof the catch, not to consume them.

Jinyong Yogesh

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Are muskies bottom feeders?

Muskies live in lakes and large rivers. Theyprefer shallow water with a rocky bottom and heavy cover.They like thick weeds to hide in when they hunt for otherfish.

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Are muskies good eating?

Muskie can eat any freshwater fish,rodents and frogs.The best lure size for Muskie anglers is 8to 12”. However, this fish becomes very sluggish in coldwater, and you may use crank baits or other smallerbaits.

Marinus Coopman

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What is the world record muskellunge?

The current IGFA all-tackle world record muskiewas caught by Cal Johnson on July 24, 1949 at Lake Court Oreillesnear Hayward, Wis. The fish weighed 67 pounds, 8 ounces. Johnson'sfish reportedly measured 60 1/4 inches.

Benjamina Jardi

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How long does it take musky to grow?

Q)How long does it take a musky to grow tothe current statewide minimum of 34? A)From Wisconsin Department ofNatural Resources(WDNR) research work: the Northern WisconsinAverage is just over 6 years for a female to reach 34 and justunder 8 years for a male to reach 34.

Ahmad Asch

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What fish do Muskie eat?

Muskies generally take advantage of the mostabundant prey species available that are of sufficient size forthem to eat. Given the opportunity to choose, Muskiesprefer soft-finned, high protein based fish such as suckers,tullibee, ciscoes, bullheads, carp, and minnows.

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How do muskies reproduce?

Muskellunge have been known to drop their eggs inwater as deep as 6 feet. Males move onto the spawning grounds a fewdays before the females. The spawning period lasts for 5 to 10days. As the eggs and milt (sperm) are released, males thrash theirtails wildly, apparently to help scatter the eggs.

Chuck Crowley

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Can you eat pike?

In certain countries in the world, the UK very muchamong them, pike is not considered to be a fish worthcooking and eating. This is a shame as pike canactually be a very enjoyable fish to eat, provided it iscooked in an appropriate fashion.

Jesika Gaentzsch

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What is the best musky lure?

  1. Musky Innovations Bull Dawg – Best Musky Lures For2019.
  2. Mepps Magnum Musky Killer Bucktail – Best Musky Lures ForSummer.
  3. Lixada Fishing Lures 5-12″ Multi Jointed Life-LikeSwimbait Hard CrankBaits – Best Selling Musky Lure.
  4. Jointed Believer – Best Musky Lures For Trolling.

Ioachim Qin

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How fast can a muskie swim?

Many people fishing for Muskie will troll asfast as 10-miles per hour but the prime speed is between 4and 6-miles per hour. You will catch Muskie trollingreally fast and generally the really big Muskie hitthe faster baits but trolling at a slower speed enables youto catch Muskie of all sizes.

Lacresha Rainartz

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Are muskies aggressive?

Tiger muskies are hybrids between muskiesand northern pike. They grow faster and are much moreaggressive than pure strain muskies, but they're alsoless common.

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Joaquina Lizandra

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Are muskies territorial?

Muskies are the fish of 10,000casts.” “Muskies are loners andterritorial, and chase away other muskies from theirhome turf.” — Muskies have been found to feed inpairs and sometimes even in packs.

Sanjeev Krabbe

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What is the world record tiger muskie?

Congrats to Jacob Hansen, of Tooele, who recently setthe new spearfishing record for tiger muskellunge! Hecaught this fish on June 13 at Fish Lake. It was 51 inches long,had a 21-inch girth and weighed a whopping 32 pounds!

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Does lake sturgeon attack humans?

Although not intentionally dangerous to humans,the gulf sturgeon has developed quite the reputation asbeing a “flying” fish in the Suwannee River in Florida.There are incidents of the gulf sturgeon leaping out of thewater and injuring boaters.

Milad Momoitio

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Can pike bite your finger off?

Pike will generally not bite anything itconsiders too large to be prey, and in most cases it's amistake, but bites do happen. “First, do notpull your finger from their mouth.