From must–have tackle to safe release, Ontario OUT of DOORS experts share their muskie knowledge.

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Avoiding muskie mistakes

by Ben Beattie | November 14, 2019

Muskie are known as the fish of 10,000 casts, and for good reason — they’re hard to catch. Even when things go well, there is a thin margin between being a “zero” and a “hero.” When catching just one fish is the measure of success, even a small mistake can lead to failure and heartbreak.

muskie fishing in the Canadian Shield

Muskie fishing in the Canadian Shield

by JP Bushey | July 18, 2019

When muskie fishing in the Canadian Shield - where some of the best muskie water on earth is found - it's as simple as working rocks, weeds, and depth.

Muskie in the fast lane

by Gord Ellis | June 27, 2019

Summer. Iced tea on the dock. Siestas under the big willow tree. Air conditioners humming. Nothing moves too fast during the hot days of late June, July, and August, at least above the water. Down in the lake, things are a bit different.

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Oddball colours that seal the muskie deal

by Gord Ellis | October 10, 2018

It seems there’s no end to the colour combinations we’re presenting to muskie these days, and no reason to think that will change any time soon...

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Muskie tackle must-haves

by Ben Beattie | June 28, 2016

Tackle muskie with gear advice from OOD's Ben Beattie who shares his favourites for landing the big one.

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Muskie kickoff

by Ben Beattie | June 16, 2016

Muskie season opener is around the corner and Ben Beattie shares the best places to fish for early Muskie.

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Muskie season opens in several FMZs this weekend

by Megan McPhaden | June 10, 2015

Find out if your Fisheries Management Zone is open for muskie season

Photo by Alyssa Lloyd

Pike do not discriminate

by Guest Author | May 14, 2015

Northern pike season set to open in central Ontario this weekend

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Flat Out Awesome Lures

by JP Bushey | October 27, 2014

Understand the finer points of flat to land more fish with teeth this fall.