Delaware State Record Muskie

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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