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3 Thrilling Canadian Fishing Getaways to Check Out in 2018

3 Thrilling Canadian Fishing Getaways to Check Out in 2018

Monstrous Ontario muskies, sassy Nova Scotia shad and (almost) urban Edmonton rainbows

Cal Ritchie
Cal Ritchie

Eagle Lake

Having produced a 61-pound nine-ounce muskie—a former Ontario record—Eagle Lake is considered by many anglers to be home to the next world-record muskie. Located west of Dryden, Ontario, this big lake is full of shallow and mid-depth weeds and reeds, making it a popular destination for muskie hunters who like to cast giant surface baits and double-bladed Cowgirl-style lures. There’s also superb fishing for pike, smallmouth bass and walleye. Local muskie expert Cal Ritchie can guide you to a leviathan’s lair.

Learn More: (807) 529-4577www.calritchie.com

—Gord Pyzer

Outdoor Canada

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