Best Muskie Fishing Destinations (Lakes & Rivers)

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Lake of the Woods (Canada) – It is one of the best muskie lakes that you can fish for numbers of fish and big fish.

Lac Seul (Canada) is an excellent muskie lake with many big fish up to and above 50 inches long.

Eagle Lake (Canada) – Anglers have a good chance to catch a muskie here and big muskie up to and over 50 inches are possible.

Lake Vermilion (MN) – It is definitely one of the better muskie fishing lakes in all of Minnesota and if you’re looking for a big muskie and you don’t want to go to Canada, this may be the lake for you.

Leech Lake (MN) – Anglers report good catches of muskie with some big fish up to and above 50 inches long.

Mille Lacs Lake (MN) – If you are looking for muskie, this lake has a good population of them and there are some very big muskie in Mille Lacs with fish up to and above 50 inches being very possible.

Bemidji, MN Area (MN) – For muskie anglers, have a lot of options and fish in the mid to upper 40 inch range are common with 50 inch fish being possible.

Thousand Islands (NY) – Many of the guides report 50 inch fish throughout the season and we have even seen pictures of a 60″ muskie out of this area. It’s just an awesome destination for big muskie.

Hayward, WI (WI) – It’s a great muskie fishing destination, but if you’re looking for big fish, it doesn’t quite measure up to some of the those lakes in Northern Minnesota and Canada.

The Northwoods of Wisconsin is one of the most popular vacation destinations for fishing in all of the midwest.  For muskie anglers, there are plenty of places that you can fish if you want to catch a muskie and there are some big fish here too, but you won’t see as many 50 inch muskie come from this area as you will from the lakes in northern Minnesota and Canada.  Some of the popular towns of the Northwoods, WI are: Boulder JunctionEagle RiverMinocquaSt. Germain and Three Lakes.

Lake St. Clair (MI) may be one of the best big fish lakes for muskie in the United States.
This lake may be more known for its smallmouth bass to most anglers, but the muskie fishing can be outstanding.

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