Questions and answers

What does Muskie mean?

What does Muskie mean?

relating to or smelling of musk (= a substance with a strong, sweet smell): A faint musky scent lingered in the air.

What fish are in the Esox family?


Scientific name Common Name
Esox lucius Linnaeus, 1758 Northern pike
Esox masquinongy Mitchill, 1824 Muskellunge
Esox niger Lesueur, 1818 Chain pickerel
Esox reichertii Dybowski, 1869 Amur pike

Does Muskie taste good?

Musky has a mild fish flavor with firm white meat. Their white filleted flesh has been compared to lobster when prepared with butter. As an ambush hunter, it eats mammals, poultry, and fish alike. It has a clean taste and is not muddy, as it likes to live in clean, clear water.

Why are Muskie so rare?

Pike usually spawn first, but once in a great while a Pike will spawn late enough to match the Muskie spawn and presto – the Tiger Muskie. Tigers grow faster than either pure strain parent and are usually infertile – part of what makes them so rare.

Can you eat a Muskie?

It’s simply too hard to replace adult muskie! But in places where they’ve been introduced, you’re actually helping out by keeping them. In this case, as long as you’re aware of the mercury contamination guidelines, eating muskie is perfectly fine. You’ll soon discover that muskie are a fine addition to your table!

What is the biggest pike ever caught?

What is the size of the biggest pike in the world? The largest pike ever measured and confirmed is 152 cm long, 60 cm belly for 28 kg. He was captured and released in May 2004 in Lake Apisko in Canada.

Can u eat a muskie?

Are muskie rare?

Tiger muskies are the rarest and most elusive of all North American esocids. In most settings where they occur naturally, they have a nearly mythical status.