Canada the Muskie is one of the most sought-after gamefish for its
size and "tackle busting" fighting prowess. The
geographic range of the muskie in North America is far more restricted
than that of the northern pike and is concentrated in the fresh waters
surrounding the Great Lakes and areas of the Canadian Shield. In Canada,
the muskellunge occurs in rivers and lakes from the Saint John River
system in New Brunswick, through southern Quebec, the St. Lawrence
and its north and south tributaries, throughout the lower Great Lakes
and in Manitoba. Indeed muskie inhabit only about one percent of North
America's fresh water.
Muskies can reach weights of 70 pounds. Because of their rarity and
the stress these fish undergo when captured, they are vulnerable to
fishing pressure. Fortunately, while the popularity of muskie fishing
is increasing, so is the catch and release ethic that may ultimately
be the salvation of this majestic species.
formidable fish has an awesome set of razor-sharp teeth which can
(and have) ripped an unwary angler's hand to shreds in a flash. A
set of spring wire jaw separators is a much used tackle box item for
both muskie and pike.
out the MUSKIE fishing adventures adventures in the provinces below.
The scientific name is " Esox masquinongy "
trolling is the favoured muskie technique. Early morning, late afternoon
and evening are best-bet times and don't overlook casting noisy crankbaits
into weedy shallows at any time of the day or night.