Canadian Muskie Fishing

11/07/2011 08:37

Fishing games enthusiasts looking for a big and challenging catch should travel to Canada to participate in Muskie fishing. As the longest member of the pike family, the Muskie is one of the most sought after fish by anglers hunting rather than catch and releasing. Here is an ICAST guide to catching the Muskie.


Muskie is commonly confused with the white pike, as they look eerily similar to one another. The main difference between the two pike species is that the Muskie has sharper vision. What’s more, the Muskie also has sensory pores under their jaw, which to an extent act like sonar sensors which in turn can help locate food.


In terms of habitat, the Muskie is located in two main regions. Firstly, the Muskie can be found anywhere between the St. Lawrence River in Quebec and the Great Lakes of Ontario, Superior and Michigan. On the other hand, many of our colleagues have found the Muskie along the water from the Hudson Bay to the Mississippi River. Meaning to say, Ontario and Manitoba are the two provinces that have the highest Muskie populations.


Muskie comparable to the Rainbow trout, are one of the fiercest fish in the Canadian lakes. The Muskie can weigh up to 65 pounds and stretch out to close to four feet.


One of the more intriguing aspects of the Muskie is that for the most part it travels on its own, except for if it finds a big school of food. When this scenario arises, the Muskie forms a school of its own, to eat more prey.  When the Muskie attacks its food, it has the ability to swim up to very high speeds. This in turn means that you are in for a fight if for no other reason than the Muskie is a fast swimmer.