On Lake St. Clair, muskies are no longer “the fish of 10,000 casts”
Your odds of catching a muskie are very, very good
The day Lynn and I headed out was not promising. As we left the dock, Jones warned us that with a cold front coming in fast, bringing dropping temperatures and high winds, the fishing could be tough. Yet despite the less-than-ideal conditions, by lunchtime Lynn had landed a nice muskie—his first in many years. At 38 inches long, it would have been the fish of lifetime on any other lake. Yet it wasn’t quite a trophy fish by St. Clair standards, where any bite could be a 50-inch, 50-pound fish. But it was still a very fine specimen, and there was more to come.