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Colorado Fish Species

Arctic Char
Arctic Grayling
Black Bullhead
Black Crappie
Blue Catfish
Bluegill
Bluehead sucker
Bonytail Chub
Brook Trout
Brown Trout
Channel Catfish
Colorado Pikeminnow
Colorado River Cutthroat
Common Carp
Creek Chub
Cutbow Trout
Cutthroat Trout
Emerald Shiner
Flannelmouth Sucker
Flathead Catfish
Flathead Chub
Freshwater Drum
Gizzard Shad
Golden Shiner
Goldfish
Grass Carp
Green Sunfish
Greenback Cutthroat
Hybrid Striped Bass(wiper/palmetto)
Kokanee
Lake Chub
Lake Trout
Largemouth Bass
Longnose Sucker
Mountain Whitefish
Northern Pike
Orangespotted Sunfish
Pumpkinseed
Rainbow Trout
Redear Sunfish
River Carpsucker
Roundtail Chub
Rudd
Sacramento Perch
Sauger
Saugeye
Smallmouth Bass
Snake River Cutthroat
Splake
Spottail Shiner
Spotted Bass
Striped Bass
Sunfish (Bream)
Tiger Muskie
Tiger Trout
Walleye
White Bass
White Crappie
White Sucker
Yellow Perch
Yellowstone Cutthroat

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FishExplorer Lakes with Tiger Muskie
Only lakes in the Fish Explorer database are included in this listing. Lakes we feature on this website are hyperlinked.
Tiger Muskie
Ahh the famed tiger muskie. A hybrid and sterile fish deriving from northern pike and muskellunge, this toothy monster has been introduced primarily for control of other species. This top-of-the-foodchain predator loves eating anything it can find. But true to normal fish behavior, it will key in on the easiest obtainable food and locate itself in the highest-probability location to obtain easy meals. The fish from our experience is spookier than muskie, not as dumb as pike, and is very well fed with the natural sources of food. This makes it a very difficult trophy to find, catch and land.

Tiger Muskie are sterile hybrids and do not reproduce. Proper landing and release are essential to the survival of tiger muskie. To ensure safety for yourself and these fish, carry long pliers with you. Large nets and cradles are encouraged if you intend to catch one. Handling the fish by hand can be dangerous, but to lift the fish out of the water briefly for a photograph, you'll need to do so. See this site for more information on handling muskie. When fishing for these fish, use line as heavy as you can muster to avoid break-offs. 80-pound braided is as thin as lighter mono and avoids many abrasion-related breaks.

Most Recent Tiger Muskie Forum Posts
Strange 01.23.18 by jman
Tiger on a fly 08.07.17 by i like trout
The fish of 10,000 casts! 07.15.17 by Goonch
SUCCESS 05.24.17 by marleemoo
Surprises still do happen 02.26.17 by Swampy13
Tiger Muskie?? 06.15.16 by Chunk5280
10 years in the making 03.08.16 by the fishing dj
First tiger 10.10.15 by NativeCuttie
This a tiger muskie? 07.14.15 by enaz32
My first fish of 10,000 casts 07.14.15 by ColoradoOutdoorsman
Tiger Muskie Articles, Blogs, & Podcasts
Blog: A Small Dose of Success - Part 2 10.15.14 by Devin Gelsinger
Blog: A Small Dose of Success - Part 1 10.14.14 by Devin Gelsinger
Blog: Boomerang Tool Co. Grip 11.07.12 by Joshua Christensen
Blog: DIY No Drill Removable Kayak Fish FInder 09.29.12 by Joshua Christensen
Blog: Take Your Time 04.12.12 by Joshua Christensen
Blog: Spring (Rebirth) New podcasts coming Soon! 04.11.12 by Tim Emery
Blog: It's your fault! 02.21.12 by Tim Emery
Recent Colorado Tiger Muskie Photos by Fish Explorer Members
by i like trout - Hit pinewood tonight cold front came through made everything slow and sluggish put on a bumble bee pattern on the fly rod and 3 cast later bamn 24" healthy boy slammed it.  Finally after three years and 9999 cast finally punched my muskie great night. by Perchpatrol - by marleemoo - by Swampy13 - by Big Creek Muskie - by westsloper - 26" tiger by Kev-o - Small tiger in the shallows by PlayerrTw0 - by PlayerrTw0 - 3rd cast using a crankbait. Casting parallel with the dock in only about 7 feet of water. Around 10 in the morning. by fargingicehole - 21" Tiger Muskie 8/07/15 by fargingicehole - 21" Tiger Muskie 8/07/15 by fargingicehole - 21" Tiger Muskie 8/07/15 by fargingicehole - 21" Tiger Muskie 8/07/15 by Mr. Fly Fisherman - by hubschrauber - My son`s 1st day ice fishing. I think it wasn`t only the fish that got hooked. by Kev-o - My nephews little tiger by SoCoAngler45 - by moosegoose - Tiger Trout! by jman - by soflyadventures - Another small one... by soflyadventures - These are tiny... These photos do this lake an injustice!!! by MileHighBass - HJ-10rt 42`` 29.4lbs smallest of the year by T-Dubs - Pretty bad when you can catch em on film but not with a pole! by CBrown - 20 lb 42 in by fishaholic - by Bass Commando - September 3rd 2008 Bass Commando by Mackhunter - 45" Tiger Musky released Fathers day weekend by adam11 - from a belly boat  6in worm by JOECO - 34" 14 lb caught on storm king minnow perch color. 7/2007