National Geographic : 1923 Aug
© Painted byHashime Murayama LAKE CHAUTAUQUA MUSKELLUNGE (Esox ohiensis) There are three species of Muskellunge, the one shown here inhabiting Lake Chautauqua and the upper Ohio River system. All areNorthern fishes, much alike in habits. The Muskellunge is the largest of the Pike family and in the Great Lakes has been known to exceed eighty pounds inweight. Itiscelebrated as a game fish having both size and strength. In bringing to gaff a large Muskellunge, the angler must put allhis dexterity into full play.