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Muskellunge, a North American freshwater game fish. It is the largest member of the pike family. The fish is also called muskallunge, maskinonge, muskalonge, and maskalonge, but to fishermen it is known as the �muskie.� The name is thought to be of Algonquian origin, meaning �big fish.� Muskies are found in rivers and lakes throughout much of the Great Lakes drainage basin, the St. Lawrence River valley, and the drainage basins of the upper Mississippi and Ohio rivers.


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