On Lake St. Clair, muskies are no longer “the fish of 10,000 casts”
The lake’s geography makes it exceptionally productive
Part of the Great Lakes system, Lake St. Clair connects Lake Huron, to its north, with Lake Erie to its south. Boasting a total surface area of about 1,100 square-kilometres, but an average depth of just 11 feet, it’s an unusual body of water (at least in its part of the world). With cities such as Detroit, Windsor and Sarnia bordering its shore, St. Clair is also easily accessible to literally millions of anglers. Yet the lake remains extraordinarily productive for smallmouth bass, walleye, perch and all manner of panfish of all species, plus numerous (and sizeable) forage fish and, of course, muskies, which dine on all of the above.