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

Rowan Lake: a fly-in muskie adventure

by Alyssa Lloyd | August 9, 2021

After watching my angling partners cast before making my own, I glanced down at my bucktail in time to catch a flash of white. The fish missed, but just as I planned to do a figure-8, it swiped again. This time, I wasn’t asleep at the wheel.

Finding muskie in transition

by Ben Beattie | July 14, 2021

During every muskie season, there's a period when it's no longer summer but it’s not really quite fall, either.

Catching muskie fever

by Gord Ellis | May 11, 2021

The strange attraction and appeal of muskie fishing is difficult to explain to a normal person. A large part of that is catching huge fish.

going back on raised musky

Going back on raised fish

by Ben Beattie | August 7, 2020

If at first you don't succeed - should you try again by going back on raised musky? When a spot is hot, it’s hot for consecutive days running.

angler holding giant muskie in boat

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.

colour - colourful bait

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...

muskie tackle

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.