Ontario is the top destination in the world for Muskie fishing. It's also home to most of the biggest Muskie even caught. They have been referred to as the Sharks of the north and they sit at the top of the food chain as the top predatory freshwater fish in North America. They have a reputation for being the hardest fighting freshwater fish and have become the poster fish representing true sportsfishing and conservation in Ontario, Canada. You already know that if you are an experienced Muskie hunter.
Even though most Muskie caught are in the 30 to 45 inch range there are thousands of Muskie caught in Ontario's lakes every year in the 50 to 62-inch range. Ontario is your best chance at a trophy Muskie and there is hundreds of Muskie fishing lodges ready to make your fishing vacation a very enjoyable experience. I have all the top Muskie fishing lodges in Ontario listed in this website as well as tons of photos, tips, techniques and information. I even have outpost camps with Muskie fishing listed.
The scientific name for Muskie is Esox Masquinongy. The words Muskie, Musky or Muskellunge are derived from the Cree Indian word Maashkinoozhe, which means ugly Pike. Muskie are indigenous to North America but generally many lakes with Muskie south of the Great Lakes are lakes where Muskie have been introduced and in many cases have not had time to evolve to suit their environment, whether that means getting bigger or smaller. In Northwestern Ontario where Musky have been present for thousands of years, they have evolved into monster sizes in the bigger lakes.
If you are new to Ontario and you are specifically looking for a trophy fish then I suggest you first look at the following lakes: Eagle Lake, Canyon Lake, Wabigoon Lake, Dinorwick Lake, Lake Nipissing, French River, Lake of the Woods, Lake St. Clair and Lake Nosbonsin. Even though Muskie are not found in great numbers in Lac Suel, which is French for Lake of Soles, there have been Muskie of unbelievable sizes coming out of Lac Seul in the last couple of years including three fish that hit the 62-inch mark in 2012.
If you are a Muskie fanatic and would like to contribute to this web site, please send your fishing tips, fishing stories and Muskie photos to me and I will post them. Please do not send me any copied or copyrighted material. I am also here to help you find the perfect Muskie lodge or destination for your vacation. My email is email@example.com