Matthew Ryan, Recreational Angler
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Posted on August 5, 2013 | Permalink
Lake Linganore Full Significant LM Bass
Location: Lake Linganore
As a new member of Lake Linganore, I have started fishing again. I've caught many LM's in the 3 to 4 lb range this year. Earlier this month I caught on 22", however yesterday I caught my personal best at 23" and just over 7 lbs. She was released to fight another as all bass on Lake Linganore. I hope to have it certified this week.
On a side note, I would like to know if there is any likely hood of Tiger Musky in Lake Linganore. I read it was last stocked in 2005. If not, it could sure use it with the thousands upon thousands of carp in the lake. Thanks!
DNR Response: The Tiger Muskie is a sterile hybrid produced by crossing muskellunge with northern pike. Up until 2006, when fingerlings could no longer be obtained and transported from the Great Lakes region due to outbreaks of viral hemorrhagic septicemia (VHS – a highly contagious fish pathogen), Maryland had a Tiger Muskie stocking program using fingerlings produced by the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission. Occasionally, surplus fingerlings were made available and some of these fish were stocked in Lake Linganore. Fingerling Tiger Muskie generally have very poor survival and only live to about 8 or 9 years old. Fish from the 2005 stocking in Lake Linganore would be 9 years old this year. Any remaining tigers would be very large, but there are probably very few remaining.