Alert: Tiger muskies stocked into Horsethief Basin Lake — with stocking video
Arizona anglers can take the ‘lunge.
We stocked 450 tiger muskies — a.k.a. Tiger Muskellunge — into Horsethief Basin Lake, located near Crown King in central Arizona, to provide a featured species opportunity for recreational fishing. This will establish a catch-and-release only designation on tiger muskie at Horsethief Basin Lake for the calendar year 2019-20!
Other things to note about this stocking:
- This lake is the only place we’ll be stocking muskies for now.
- Muskies will likely feed on the lake’s stunted largemouth bass population.
- This is a closed system so we don’t anticipate muskies escaping to other waters.
- The muskies are sterile (do not reproduce).
- We’ll evaluate this population annually and determine if it’s wise to stock more.
- The muskies were donated by the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources.
Welcome back to AZ, muskies!