The Muskie Pillow


The Muskie (Musky) is the largest member of the pike family (Esocidae) and can grow to some 65-70lbs. The species is found mainly in Canada and the waters of the northern United States. They are silver-green to olive colored with darker spots or vertical bars on their sides. While similar in shape to other Esox species, Muskies have 6-9 sensory receptor pores on the underside of their jaws (Pike have 4-5) and have pointed rather than rounded tail forks and fins. Muskies feed mainly on fish, but are known to attack and eat swimming ducks and birds, amphibians and rodents. Hybrids of Pike and Muskie are called Tiger Muskies.