They aren't eaters. Musky fisheries are very sensitive, and the fish are generally slow growing and hard to catch. Very few serious musky anglers keep them anymore, preferring to practice C,P, & R. Catch, Photo, and Release. After unhooking the above fish in the net while still in the water, we lifted it, took its picture, and had it back in the water in less than minute. Due to this practice, it has become more common to catch true trophies. Though a nice fish and my personal best, they do get much larger than the one I posted.
Perch and walleye taste much better. Oh yeah, and anchovies. I love anchovies.