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Muskellunge Esox masquinongy masquinongy Adopted: 1955


The Updated Wisconsin Statutes & Annotations. Wisconsin State Legislature. 2009. 20 March 2009
Shearer, Benjamin F. and Barbara S. State Names, Seals, Flags and Symbols: A Historical Guide Third Edition, Revised and Expanded. Westport, Conn: Greenwood Press, 3 Sub edition, 2001.

Wisconsin state Fish
Wisconsin State Fish: Muskellunge
Credit: Eric Engbretson, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

Additional Information

The Muskellunge: Wisconsin State Fish: Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.

Muskellunge: University of Wisconsin Sea Grant Institute.

Esox masquinongy: University of Michigan Museum of Zoology: Animal Diversity Web.

Esox masquinongy (Mitchill, 1824): Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. 2009.FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. www.fishbase.org, version (02/2009).

Esox masquinongy - Mitchill, 1824: NatureServe Explorer: An Encyclopedia of Life Online.

Esox masquinongy (Mitchill, 1824): Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS) Here you will find authoritative taxonomic information on plants, animals, fungi, and microbes of North America and the world.

State Fish: Complete list of official state fish.

More symbols & emblems: Complete list of official Wisconsin state symbols.

Go Fish Wisconsin: Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.

Fishing in Wisconsin: Muskellunge: Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.

Fish of Wisconsin Field Guide
Fish of Wisconsin Field Guide
by Dave Bosanko

Fish of Wisconsin Field Guide, by Dave Bosanko. NUMB pages. PUBLISHERDATE. READINGLEVEL. Make identifying fish easy and enjoyable. Waterproof pages - perfect for the dock or boat. Detailed information about 76 different species. Fascinating facts on spawning behavior, feeding habits and more. state and North American records. Inside information for easily locating fishing hotspots. Bonus resources such as where to get lake survey information and answers to frequently asked questions.

A Field Guide to Freshwater Fishes, by Lawrence M. Page, Brooks M. Burr. 440 pages. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (January 1, 1991) The first comprehensive field guide to freshwater fishes - covers all 790 species known in the United States and Canada. More than 700 illustrations, most in color, show identifying marks. Also includes 377 distribution maps and additional drawings of key details.

Ken Schultz's Field Guide to Freshwater Fish, by Ken Schultz. 272ges. Wiley; illustrated edition edition (December 29, 2003) From one of the most respected names in the world of sportfishing comes the definitive, full-color guide to 140 of the most common freshwater fish species found in North American rivers, lakes, and streams. Featuring information on identification, habitat, size, and diet, Ken Schultz's Guide to Freshwater Fish is a must for anglers and sportfishing enthusiasts everywhere.

Northern Pike and Muskie: Tackle and Techniques for Catching Trophy Pike and Muskies, by Dick Sternberg. 160 pages. Creative Publishing international (May 27, 1992) Loaded with a wealth of information on pike and muskies along with hundreds of full color photos that will help you catch them more consistently.

The Complete Guide to Freshwater Fishing, Creative Publishing international (January 1, 2002) The Complete Guide to Freshwater Fishing offers the nearly 40 million freshwater anglers in the U.S. with a comprehensive fishing resource. This title covers all the major freshwater species in North America. It includes tips and techniques for catching gamefish throughout the country under every conceivable on-the-water situation.

What Fish Don't Want You to Know: An Insider's Guide to Freshwater Fishing, by Frank P. Baron. 176 pages. International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press; 1 edition (August 27, 2003) Anyone can toss a line into the water and get lucky once in a while, but if you want to catch more and bigger fish and have more fun doing it, you need to learn What Fish Don't Want You to Know. Whether you're new to fishing or an accomplished angler, this comprehensive and entertaining guide will improve your chances every time you cast a line into fresh water.

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