Fishing News From Ten Years Ago
The Idaho Fish and Game Commission recently approved planting tiger muskie in eastern Idahoís Mud Lake, which currently supports a large population of rough fish such as suckers.
Tiger Muskie Plant Planned for Mud Lake
The tiger muskie, a muskellunge-northern pike hybrid, is being obtained from Iowa. About 20,000 fry (one-inch) will be raised to fingerling size in a nearby pond prior to release in Mud Lake.
The tiger muskie issterile, and will not increase beyond the planted number. The tiger muskies will feed on the nongame fish in Mud Lake, and at the same time provide a trophy fishery.
South Dakota also has planted tiger muskies, and the state record has been broken twice in eleven days this spring. It now stands at 20 pounds, 3 ounces. Wyoming has two new tiger muskie entries to the record book, also. The first entry hadnít been on the books a month when it was surpassed in late April by one 35 inches long and weighing 10.34 pounds.
IDF&G, July, 1988
Post Register, April 10, 1996; Mud Lake at a crossroads
U. S. Army Corps of Engineers, Walla Walla District, March 16, 1998; Mud Lake