Musky America Magazine

Once, while helping the New York Conservation Department make night light spotting on a given area, we counted 17 Muskies that were under the lights in 15 feet of water. This will give you an idea of how many Muskie will pass a given point. Night lighting on Nosbonsing Lake on a reef in Ontario we spotted 6 Muskies one night within 6 hours of hunting. These Muskies weren’t traveling in a set pattern but seemed to be hunting. There is a difference. Traveling Muskie will swim right through a school of perch, bas and forage fish and never change course of "bat an eye". It has been my feeling that river Muskie will feed more and with reckless abandon; chasing everything in sight during this time. On several occasions while fighting a Muskie along-side the boat, another Muskie was trying to remove the plug out of his mouth. It never happened to me, but a fisherman casting a jointed pikie minnow plug caught two Muskies on one cast…both under 10 pounds. It sure would be an experience to hok two 40 pounders on one plug. On Gordon Lake, in Western Ontario, Bets and I caught 31 Muskie one day casting but never hooked a double even though sometimes up to 3 Muskies were chasing the one we were trying to land. My only double on one cast was 2 Northern Pike on the St. Lawrence. Both were under 4 pounds and were on the same plug. A big lake has greater potential of putting new Muskie in an area because the bigger lake produces Muskie faster. They don’t get fished down as fast because of the size of the lake. Lake of the Woods is a good example. No one could possibly fish all of the