Know the Difference

MMA has provided Know the Difference signs at hundreds of public access sites around the state.

MMA has obtained funding from the Hugh C. Becker Foundation grant program, as well as donations from its dedicated members for this educational campaign.  Working with various public access site managers, MMA volunteers have placed hundreds of 12×18″ aluminum Know the Difference signs around the state at virtually all waters that are home to muskies. These signs have proven to be a very effective tool to help make anglers aware of the substantial difference in the size and bag limits of Northern Pike (24″ and 2 per day on most waters) and Muskellunge (38″, 42″; 46″, or 50″ depending on the water body and 1 per year).  Check the Michigan DNR Fishing Guide for current regulations on the water bodies you fish.

Here’s how you, too, can Know the Difference!


Muskies and pike are not the same! Know the Difference!