How do you catch a muskie in Ontario?

How do you catch a muskie in Ontario?

How do you catch a muskie in Ontario?

With open water, try trolling with bigger lures. The most popular big trolling lures for Muskie are Willy Lures, Ziggy Lures, Swim Wizzes, large spinner baits or long shallow-running Rapalas. Perch-color and Fire-Tiger are good during the day and red seems to be good in the evening.

Can you troll for musky?

“When muskies are feeding, they’ll move up and down on these structures. That why trolling is so effective on massive spots. It would take you a really long time to cast overall this different area trolling enables us to cover water quickly if the fish, especially when the feeding windows are narrow.

How fast do you troll for muskie?

The optimal trolling speed for muskies is around 3 to 4 mph usually. Now there will always be examples and times where they want it real slow, and really fast; but this is the norm. Considering this trip it was in the 55-65 degree range, we trolled around the 3 mph range and that worked out well.

What depth do you troll for muskie?

10- to 12-feet
Muskies that hit don’t often give you a second chance. “You want to be ready when you’re trolling. Because they’re not going to sit there and say, oh, I’m hooked,” Netti said. He prefers to troll in 10- to 12-feet of water, as a general rule.

Where do you find muskie in a lake?

Muskies spawn at around 55 degrees so ideal spawning sites are located in shallow, flat, marshy areas usually lees than 3 feet in depth. Protection from wind and colder main lake water temperatures make isolated bays, islands and small creek inlets all good spawning sites.

How do you target a muskie?

Try heavy action rods from seven to nine feet long. Pair a muskie rod with a large bait-casting reel, preferably in a fast gear ratio, to allow “catching up” to fast-moving fish. Heavy action rods have the backbone to not only fight such a large fish, but also to cast the jumbo-sized lures used to target muskies.

What line do you use for musky trolling?

The braid is a lot easier to manage, it’s tougher, it’s smaller diameter so you can get baits down deeper without letting out as much line, all dive curves for muskie trolling baits are typically calculated using braided line, and it lasts much longer. I too prefer 100# braid over using mono.

What colors do muskie like?

“As for the myth that ‘any colour is good, as long as it’s black’,” Anderson chimes in, “I don’t buy it. Black can be an excellent choice, but so can pink, blue, green, brown, chartreuse and white. In fact, if you look at the prey fish that muskies eat, every one of them has a white body tone.