Muskie fishing in Ontario, Canada is unlike anywhere else, our thousands of lakes support relatively large populations of this big predator with many fish over 50 inches in length caught and released each season. These are all natural populations of muskellunge, no stocking needed in these parts. With the Ontario record muskie a 65 pounds and 58 inches long, the northwestern region of the Province is thought by many to be the location where this record will be broken - maybe you'll be the one to break it! There are numerous muskie fishing lodges you can choose from with different types of water to fish - from gin clear to tea-stained lakes we have it all. Bring your entire array of muskie lures with you since these fish can be picky about what they eat. Bucktails, jerk baits and a variety of top water baits can all work well on any given day.
The muskie season in Ontario runs from mid-June to the end of November so there is ample time for you to catch one of these "big girls".
Muskie Fishing Tips:
While throwing bucktails at shallow reefs or along weed lines is a tactic preferred by many anglers, fisheries biologists have done studies showing when water temperatures rise, many muskie go deeper - amazingly between 20 and 40 feet. If you've been casting all day with nary a follow, try a heavy jig with a cisco or sucker as bait and jig for that big fish you see in deep water on your sonar. It is very likely a muskie!