Ontario, Canada is known for it’s many large and popular musky waters, as well as its hidden gems. First, Jim Saric, and musky hunters John Mich and Scott Kolpin fish Lake of the Woods. Then, Jim and musky hunters John Cowan and Pete Hoffmann fish the Kawartha Lakes. Finally, Jim, and musky hunters Tom Sullivan and Mike Baron venture to the French River and Lake Nipissing in Eastern Ontario.
There’s nothing like spending an afternoon on the water. To maximize your time, sometimes it’s best to troll and other times it’s best to cast. Regardless, you need a strategy as you transition from daylight into evening. First, Jim Saric and musky hunter Charlie Buhler troll in early summer. Then, Jim and Pro Guide Mike Hulbert cast Lake St. Clair.
As musky hunters, we are constantly analyzing the situation to best determine the spots holding muskies and the best lures to catch them. Jim Saric and Musky Guru Bob Turgeon discuss precision patterns as they tackle Cedar Lake in Ontario bouncing between weed and rock patterns throughout the day.
Lake of the Woods and Lake Nipissing in Ontario Canada are both known as musky meccas and offer musky opportunities all season long. First, Jim Saric and musky hunter John Mich chase Lake of the Woods muskies in summer. Then, Jim, Pro Guide Regan Thompson, and musky hunter John Muszynski fish Lake Nipissing in fall while staying at Paradise Cove Resort.
Musky hunters go to extreme lengths to plan their trips. However, extreme weather conditions can blow-up even the best plans. To make the most of the situation you need to switch to Plan B. First Jim Saric and Pro Guide Chris Taurisano battle a massive cold front and go deep in the thick cover to find muskies. Then, Jim, and musky hunter Managing Editor Steve Heiting run the gamut of spots in search of Northern Wisconsin muskies.
In early fall, as water temperatures drop, muskies tend to be concentrated in both thick weeds and shallow rocks. Jim Saric and Musky Guru Bob Turgeon take advantage of Cedar Lake Ontario’s many musky hot spots, while staying at Cedar Point Resort, which is located in the heart of the musky action.
Sunny and calm conditions in early summer can scatter muskies making fishing difficult, forcing you to utilize multiple approaches to manufacture a bite. Jim Saric and musky hunter Charlie Buhler troll several waters fishing both breaklines and open water, making constant adjustments to trigger musky bites throughout the day.
Lake of the Woods may be the ultimate summer musky destination, but this trip held some unique and challenging circumstances. Jim Saric and musky hunter John Mich tackle Lake of the Woods in summer, while dealing with an extreme cold front and nearby forest fires producing constant overcast conditions.
Northern Wisconsin is a musky hunter’s paradise. With hundreds of musky waters located within a 30-mile radius, the opportunities are endless. Jim Saric, Musky Hunter Magazine Editor Steve Heiting, and musky hunter Kevin Schmidt fish a variety of Northern Wisconsin waters dissecting cover and straining open water in search of early season muskies.
The musky stars aligned on this epic trip. After several days of hot and humid weather, with a huge storm approaching, Jim Saric, Pro Guide Mike Hulbert, and Chaos Tackle Owner Rick Albers took advantage of large school of feeding muskies on Lake St. Clair, boating 13 muskies before being chased off the water by the early afternoon storm.
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