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Esox masquinongy is the prize
of many fresh water anglers. A Muskellunge's average size is
anywhere from 30-42 inches, and 10-20 pounds. However, that is not
what makes the anglers fish for a life time in hopes of catching one.
They are waiting for Muskellunges like the North American record:
64.5 inches, 69 pounds 15 ounces. These fish can be massive! The
only aspect of this fish that is larger than its actual size , is
its persona. Anglers will flock from all over the U.S. to Wisconsin
just to get a crack at the fish of a life time. Although rare,
Muskellunges are the #1 most sought after fish in the Midwest. In
regards to the percentage of esconids (Muskellunge's taxonomic
family) in a freshwater ecosystem, Muskellunges are only 1% of the
For other information about any other organism, please check out www.MultipleOrganisms.net. This site is created by students at UW-La Crosse and covers a wide variety of organisms. Check it out! For any information about fungi, I encourage you to visit www.TomVolkFungi.net. This website is made by Dr. Volk, professor at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, and its all about fungi. I also suggest looking at his Fungus of the Month, it has many genera of fungi in great detail. Now lets take a taxonomic look at the Muskellunge.