Lake of the Woods is known for its spectacular muskie fishing.  This lake gives anglers an opportunity to catch several muskie in a day and many big fish are caught here every year.  If you target muskie, you aren’t always going to catch one, but if you know what you are doing, you will usually see quite a few fish following your lures each day and when the bite is on, you may experience a day where you get hooked up with several muskie.

We have set up different websites for all the popular regions on Lake of the Woods.  Take a look below to learn more about the fishing in the different parts of Lake of the Woods.

Lake of the Woods Kenora, Ontario – Muskie Fishing

Kenora, Ontario Fishing

There are a lot of muskie on Lake of the Woods and the Kenora area can definitely hold its own compared to the other areas on Lake of the Woods.  There are good numbers of muskie here with some very big fish too.  You have so many areas to fish with islands, points, bays and offshore structure here.  Whether it is weeds or rocks, you can find muskie throughout the Kenora area.

Lake of the Woods Morson, Ontario – Muskie Fishing

Morson, Ontario Fishing

The Morson area on Lake of the Woods has plenty of good muskie water.  If you have a decent boat and motor, you have so many awesome areas to fish.  There are tons of bays, islands, good shorelines and plenty of offshore structure as well.  If you’re looking to catch a muskie and also have the potential at a trophy fish, this area is a good place to visit.

Lake of the Woods Nestor Falls, Ontario – Muskie Fishing

Nestor Falls, Ontario Fishing

The Nestor Falls area can be good for muskie.  The fish are definitely here and some anglers report having a lot of success here.  You get a lot more pressure on this part of the lake though and the better fishing is further away in Sabaskong Bay.  You are a decent boat ride from some of the better muskie fishing.

Lake of the Woods Sioux Narrows, Ontario – Muskie Fishing

Sioux Narrows, Ontario Fishing

The muskie fishing is great on Lake of the Woods and it is no different in the Sioux Narrows area.  The only main difference here is that the waters are clearer, which will make catching a muskie a little more difficult.  You may see plenty as they follow your lures up to the boat, but most anglers report a lot less boat side bites from muskie in the clear water.  Some anglers go to 100 pound fluorocarbon leaders instead of the steel leaders, which can help, although, a big muskie may still bite through 100 pound line.  The anglers that tend to do better will be the ones that fish deeper and make longer casts.  This area has plenty of great muskie spots with lots of deep water, islands, bays, vegetation and rocks.

Lake of the Woods Northwest Angle – Muskie Fishing

LOTW Northwest Angle Fishing

The Northwest Angle is one of the best parts of Lake of the Woods to target muskie.  Anglers routinely have multi-fish days and catch very large muskie in these waters.  You can target muskie in Minnesota and Canadian waters, however, the fishing is usually better across the border in Canada.