Ottawa Muskie Fishing        

Dows Lake

Petrie Island

Eccolands Park

Kars

Mississippi Lake

Bate Island

New Edinburgh Park

Victoria Island

Mooney’s Bay

Billings Bridge

Muskie (Musky)

The king of freshwater fish is very prevalent in the Ottawa area, giving first timers and seasoned pro’s an excellent shot at a trophy. Trolling oversized crankbaits in the 9 to 14-inch length can often yield big results. If casting is more your style, work 9 to 12-inch jerkbaits, jumbo topwaters and flashy bucktails around productive looking areas, making sure to complete a “figure-8” at the end of each retrieve.

A live or dead sucker worked just off bottom is a common technique in the Nation’s Capital, especially once the cold weather of fall hits. Circle hooks should be used when rigging these chunks of meat up.

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