First introduced to Oregon in June of 2013, the tiger muskie is a sterile cross between a muskellunge and a northern pike.
Features: They are aptly named for their color pattern and appetite. They have dark stripes running vertically down their sides, which vary in color from greenish-grey to a blush hue. They can grow in excess of 4-feet long and 30 pounds.
Habitat: These fish were released in Phillips Reservoir near Baker City to help control the runaway yellow perch population that was harming the rainbow trout fishery.
Technique: This is a catch-and-release fishery. Tiger muskie have a reputation for being elusive and difficult to catch. Anglers who target these fish will want a strong rod and line, a reel with a strong drag on it, and a tough leader to survive the fish's sharp teeth. They will go for a variety of baits, and seem to prefer offerings about 6-inches long.