A while back a friend and I went crappie fishing in Big Oil Creek off the Ohio River near Derby, Indiana. He caught 13 crappie, three of which were in the 12-inch range. I caught 3, none of which were that big.
Growing up in St. Croix, a tiny town in northern Perry County, I had limited choices of entertainment. Fishing and hunting were a huge part of the culture, and since Dad was a bass fisherman, I tagged along.
Is it muskie or musky? According to Jed Pearson, a fisheries biologist with the Indiana Department of Natural Resources Division of Fish & Wildlife, either abbreviation of Esox masquinongy is appropriate.