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Muskellunge -

Less than one per cent of the world's fresh water holds the mighty muskellunge and much of that water is in Ontario. This highly prized trophy fish ranges from the St. Lawrence River and the Great Lakes basin, north to Lake Nipissing, and west to Lake of the Woods.

The muskellunge is usually found concealed among aquatic plants at the sides of channels, or off shelving rocks and offshore shoals in lakes and rivers in summer. It moves into the shallow waters in the fall.

Because of its large size and fighting qualities, the muskellunge is one of Ontario's most renowned game fish. Heavy casting tackle is used because of the great strength of this fish, which can reach weights of over 22 kg. (50 pounds). All of the following have been used with considerable success:

  • large wooden plugs;
  • spoons;
  • combination spoon and feather;
  • bucktail baits;
  • surface lures; and,
  • large bass plugs.
Length
  • 71-137 cm. (28-54 in.)

Key identifying
characteristics

  • dark vertical bands on light background, at times spotted or clear; tips of tail fin more pointed than northern pike


 

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Great fishing and boating with Rice Lake right at your doorstep.
from sunset county According to the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources, less than one per cent of the world's fresh water harbours the mighty muskellunge and much of that water is in Ontario!

Feared by all other fish because of their status as the ecosystem's top predator, muskie usually conceal themselves among aquatic plants at the sides of channels, or lie suspended off shelving rocks and offshore shoals waiting to bring quick death to an unfortunate bait fish. Muskie will generally move into shallower water in the fall so adjust your fishing patterns in the cold weather.

With its large size and spectacular fighting abilities, muskie are one of our most sought after game fish in Sunset Country. Bring heavy casting tackle to counter the musky's great strength and fighting skills. Muskie can reach weights of over 50 pounds and exceed 50 inches in length in our lakes and rivers.

Large artificial baits including wooden plugs; spoons; combination spoon and feather; bucktails; surface lures; and a variety of other large tackle are required. Your investment in muskie tackle will be rewarded during your trip to Northwest Ontario.

Muskie fisherman :Search for the perfect accommodation for your muskie trip - American Plan Lodges, Housekeeping cabins, Houseboats, Fly-in Resorts, Campgrounds and Hotel and Motels.

Visit Ontario's Sunset Country for what is arguably, the best muskie fishing on the planet! Contact our members below for information on a Canadian muskie fishing adventure.

HIKING

There are many hiking trails in the area, including:

Alderville First Nation
Mark S Burnham Provincial Park
Ganaraska Forest

There's plenty of sights, sounds and smells to experience!
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