Delaware Division of Fish and Wildlife Fisheries biologists recently confirmed a 16-pound, 4-ounce tiger muskie caught on July 26 as a new Delaware state record for the species.
Recreational angler James R. Stewart of Newark caught the fish in the Brandywine River about a mile upstream from the Christina River. Stewart plans to have the fish mounted.
Stewart’s record-sized catch tops the previous record, a 15-pound, 2-ounce tiger muskie caught by angler Richard Harris in 1991.
Tiger muskies are the sterile hybrid of muskellunge (muskie) and northern pike. The record-setting fish was most likely a hatchery-produced fish stocked by the State of Pennsylvania in the upper Brandywine River.
source: Delaware Division of Fish and Wildlife