MUSKELLUNGE (MUSKY)

October 2013: 53" Musky carved from Basswood.

Muskellunge (Musky)

The muskellunge, often shortened to muskie, musky or lunge, is a species of large freshwater fish native to North America. It is the largest member of the pike family, Esocidae. The muskellunge is one of Wisconsin's most important and unique trophies. It is so highly valued that the State Legislature proclaimed it the official State Fish in 1955. More world records have been landed in Wisconsin than anywhere else. The current state and world record is a tremendous 69 pounds and 11-ounce fish taken from the Chippewa Flowage.