Why Lake St. Clair may be the world’s best muskie water

Muskie madness

On Lake St. Clair, muskies are no longer “the fish of 10,000 casts”

For anglers in the know, autumn is big-fish time. And in the provinces (and U.S. states) around the Great Lakes, gamefish don’t come any bigger than muskies. These huge, toothy, often-elusive predators have long been known as “the fish of 10,000 casts.” And that’s not far from the truth, except for one place: Lake St. Clair.

On this broad, shallow lake, several decades of far-thinking conservation measures, perfect growing conditions and a strong catch-and-release ethos have created an exceptional fishery. The result is that on St. Clair, muskies have become “the fish of a few hours of pleasant trolling.”

On this remarkable Ontario-Michigan lake, #muskies are no longer “the fish of 10,000 casts” Click to Tweet
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