Spring is a time for renewal and for early musky fishing! Because of the colder water, musky are still lethargic at this time of year and may be more difficult to find than in the summer. These are some pointers that should help you succeed in the end. Along the...
Ontario muskie fishing is irresistible. Because to its crystal-clear rivers and stunning scenery, the region offers some of the best chances to catch these elusive freshwater giants. As an outdoor journalist, I’ve explored Ontario’s lakes, rivers, and tributaries, and I can attest to the exhilaration and adrenaline of hunting these powerful predators. Muskie fishing requires skill, patience, and luck due to this fish’s tenacity. That requires courage.
Ontario has several famous muskie fishing spots. Most notable is the French River, which flows from Lake Nipissing into Georgian Bay. The river’s beautiful water, underwater landscape, and muskie population are famous. Anglers can catch fish of various sizes on the French River, including trophy-sized muskies.
Another Ontario muskie fishing site is Lake of the Woods. Ontario and Manitoba’s largest muskies live on this massive lake. Muskies over 50 inches can be caught in the lake’s many bays, inlets, and rugged shorelines.
Ontario muskie fishing requires strength and skill. Anglers must use heavy rods, lines, and lures. Many muskie fishermen use live bait like suckers or giant minnows, although large crankbaits, swimbaits, and topwater lures work well.
Muskie fishing is all about covering water. These fish are known for scavenging across vast waterways. Troll, cast, and drift over various habitats to find active fish. Several muskie fishers utilize a “figure eight” retrieve to get muskies to strike.