The dire situation facing the St. Lawrence River muskellunge population was highlighted through this year’s surveys.
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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.
During every muskie season, there’s a period when it’s no longer summer but it’s not really quite fall, either.
The solunar calendar for June 2021 is now available! Get the dates and times when fish and wildlife will be most active this month.
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.
This is not your average fishing resort; it has fine dining, the landscaping is beautiful, and the accommodations are high-end. It was the perfect place for the romantic fishing trip Shelby and I were looking for.
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.
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.
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.