Muskellunge (Esox masquinongy), also known as muskie, are a long, slender predator with a duckbill shaped mouth filled with needle shaped teeth.  Muskie prefer lakes with much vegetation and woody structure with a preferred water temperature of 70º to 75º F.  However, they can tolerate warmer water temperatures for short periods of time.  The diet of a muskie consists of crayfish, frogs, snakes, ducks and fish; essentially anything that fits in their mouth is fair game.  For this reason, we recommend stocking only two to three muskie, per acre and only in lakes over three acres.  Adults can reach a length up to five feet and weigh over 50 lbs. We will stock fish during September and October only.


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