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All about fishing for northern pike and tiger muskie in Idaho.

This state offers unique fishing opportunities. Listed below find information about these species of fish, found in Idaho waters.

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Fishing for northern pike and tiger muskie in Idaho

Northern Pike in Idaho

Major lakes across the state with pike or muskie populations include Cascade Reservoir, Coeur D'Alene Lake, Hayden Lake, Lake Pend Oreille and Little Payette Lake.

Good destinations for sturgeon fishing include Anderson Ranch Reservoir, C J Strike Reservoir and The Snake River.

Fishing for northern pike and tiger muskie in Idaho

Northern Pike

Northern pike

World record: 55 lbs 1 oz

State Record: 40.13 lbs

Tiger Muskie

Tiger muskie

World record: 51 lbs 2 oz

State Record: 44.25 lbs

Sturgeon

Sturgeon

World record: Est 1,100 lbs

State Record: 394 lbs

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Check out the Northern Pike Fishing page to get tips, tactics and methods for catching more pike. Also visit the top producing northern pike lures page to assist in selecting the best baits. The Muskie Fishing page offers methods, tips and tactics. Also view the page revealing the top producing lures for catching musky and tiger musky.

The state record northern pike was caught from Lower Twin Lake

The state record tiger muskie was caught from Little Payette Lake

The state record white sturgeon was caught from the Snake River

 

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Many of the species we portray as "other" in this website are simply not as commonly fished for as the more popular fish. For insight into some of these "other" fish in Idaho, visit the other fishing page for more in-depth information.

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