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Esox Strains and Genes

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What are the traits of the strains of muskies? I know majority of the lakes I fish in Minnesota have majority Leech Lake strain muskies, but I have personally caught some wisco fish in the same lakes I catch Leech fish... What are the advantages of stocking the different strains of muskies into our lakes?

I would have to assume cost, growth rates, reproduction, aggressiveness would have to have alot to do with it, I really would like to see/know why and where these fish are coming from... stocking reports are very broad. Is there anywhere I can get more of this information?

Thanks

Joe

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Stocking has been done with wisconsin, shoepack and leech lake strain.

Everything since 1983 has been Leech due to growth rates and success of spawning.

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how do you tell them apart whats the differences???

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I know leech lake strain are spotted more i think? Shoepack is an easy one...if the fish is over 30" odds are its not one

Zelmsdawg

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Leech Lake are spotted and tend to be lighter.

Wisconsin are more of a green to brown. They can be spotted but typically the markings are very faint. In areas with high natural reproduction they tend to be more barred (as some tigers breed back with the muskie population leading to fish have trace amounts of northern left in them).

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Nick, I thought Tigers were sterile?

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Female tigers regularly produce viable eggs. Males are sterile for the most part.

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Nick, I thought Tigers were sterile?

Not all, as stated above. It ends up with some very strange looking fish when you end up with muskie x pike x ????

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