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tiger musky ! my first.

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it wasn't big, hit a 10 in. hard bait, 4 trebles & flew out of the water when hooked, beautiful pattern & color. OCTOBER 19TH, I POSTED PICS--the fish in the holding tank, tiger musky, is the fish in this pic.

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holding tank fish is this fish on oct.19 !
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Looks like 1 to me. I have boated 1 in my life so I must be an expert. If you ever want to start an argument ask a bunch of Musky hunters "Is this a Tiger Musky?"

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I think it's just a regular muskie as the tail lobes seem pretty pointed (it's the only real clear ID feature), but regardless that's a nice fish! 😎

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I'm thinking a barred muskie, either way beauty fish!!!  

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on october 19th i posted pics from ST.CLAIR with my son, the fish in the holding tank is this fish in this photo, TIGER.

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Nice fish, I originally thought it looked more like a barred regular musky, but either way. Think tigers have the pattern on the face.

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Looks like a Tiger to me, but the tail fins aren't round... Biologists will not id them just by the markings, but will count the pores on the under side of the jaw.

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I am not sure what holding tank pictures you are referring to; but are there any features in particular that would indicate that it is a tiger?  The tail and fins look to be very pointed which is associated with pure strain musky.

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  I am not a musky guy, so don't know the difference, but it is a nice  musky.:good:

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Remember posting this one years back that I thought was a tiger muskie.  Had similar markings to the fish in this post AND it had the very rounded tiger / pike tail. Was newer to muskie fishing so didn't know for sure, but was told by some here it's just a barred muskie.  Thing of it is, there can likely be some variations considering a 1st generation tiger could reproduce with a 100% pike or muskie down the line and offset their typical appearances even more... I suppose?

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1 hour ago, Terry said:

I thought tiger Muskie were sterile 

It is.

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I have one that I had mounted in 81'. I have had Musky experts agree and disagree it is a true Tiger. That was a time you killed and stuffed fish. For many years latter I felt guilty I had it stuffed, then I found out they can't breed. I hope that's true. And I agree what a nice clean Musky. LSC, yep they have that light shade maybe because of the clear water. I found the Pics are a lighter shade too when we fished the lake many Moons ago. 

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sorry...another opinion that says barred musky. Either way, very nice fish with awesome markings

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No such thing as a bad musky no matter what the markings are...they're all good :)

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