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Big Muskie - What Sunset Country's All About

Fishing Lake of the Woods for Muskies

Musky fishing in Ontario - there's nothing quite like it

Ontario is the promised land for muskie anglers. This article explains why.



Not Another Fish Story

In Sunset Country, we mean business when it comes to the subject of muskie fishing in Ontario! In this part of the Province, the muskie lives long and can grow to enormous sizes. Some of Ontario's most famous muskie waters are located in Sunset Country. Everyone has heard of the legendary fishing on Lake of the Woods but other great waters include Eagle Lake, Crow Lake, Manitou Lake, and even Lac Seul. There is also a multitude of smaller lakes that produces great fish and in awesome numbers. In fact, we're not even scratching the surface with that list!

muskie fishing lodges and resorts

It doesn't matter where you have fished before, there really is no place like Northwestern Ontario when it comes to the sheer number of fish and the average size available. Yes, we have fish pushing - maybe even exceeding - 55 inches in length - true giants in the depths for you to throw a bait at. Fishing is the best in late June and during September and into early October but you can still catch them fairly easily in July and August.

Bring a variety of baits with you because you never know what might work. Bucktails, topwater baits and large jerk baits that you can troll will assure you of a good chance at a big fish. Who knows, maybe the next Ontario record muskie will bite your line! Just remember, once the fish bites you still have to land it and when something weighs close to 50 pounds, there are no guarantees - well there is one guarantee - that you and your buddies will have a great time!

There are many great places to stay on these lakes and you can choose from American Plan or housekeeping packages or stay at a campground. Boat rentals and experienced guides are also available. Big fish usually means big fun so if you are an experienced muskie fisherman or you want to try it for the first time, Sunset Country in Ontario is definitely the place to go.

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