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Im sure some people are sick of this question but my bro is wondering what kinda fish his mother in-law caught and released last weekend while fishing turtle lake wisconsin area they caught 4 other pike over 30 inches that weekend. he didnt get a pore count and i can't figure out what it is so maybe someone will thanks for any help... MUSKY or PIKE???

I tried to convince her it not to cut herself out of the image but she did... lol i don't get it...

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I think it is a cross between both a pike and a muskie. However, I do think it has more muskie characteristics than northern characteristics. The tail, in my opinion, has more of a rounded tail that would resemble a northern pike. Muskies have more of a pointed tail. By a cross of both, I definitely do not mean a tiger muskie, but some other unknown type.

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Pike.....

Lighter spots on a darker back, as best as I can tell rounded tail fins, and the coloration in the fins and the scales on the gill plate.

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Definitely a Pike... tail fin is rounded and the color definitely belongs to a Pike... if you look CLOSER at the tail leading up to the tail fin, you can see a pattern that clearly belongs to Pike, not Tiger or Pure Muskie...

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The only lake around Turtle Lake with any sort of muskie population is Big Moon. Lower Turtle Lake has a few migrants from Big Moon (meaning Upper Turtle could also have a few migrants), and Horseshoe has a few in it that the DNR has no idea how they got in (most likely illegal stocking). The last 3 I mentioned have maybe a handful of fish total in them.

And looking at the picture I'd say pike.

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Google silver pike you'll find your answer. If I knew how to post pics I'd post a few identical to that one we have caught this year so far. BTW our state record Silvers 10#

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