Muskie Fishing

Patterning Confidence

Posted on February 21, 2020 by .

Technology advances ever-quicker these days – so fast it’s hard to keep up. These advances are truly amazing. To think that when I started I had a simple flasher, eyeballs, and a set of oars! Now we search for fish literally all around us in real-time, employing exotic tools like biological fish sounds and cameras…

Hooked on Muskies – Now What Do I Do?

Posted on December 13, 2019 by .

I remember vividly when my brother Tom was still trying to catch his first muskie. At the beginning of his trip, we were fishing an island with a sneaky little weedbed on the side opposite a well-known reef. His first cast into the weeds was hit hard by a big fish that came up to…

Eagle Lake Muskies

Posted on June 27, 2019 by .

Bill Hedden is a frequent guest at Andy Myers Lodge where he chases big muskies with single-minded fascination. He has been an avid fisherman for 64 years, fishing all over the world for the great gamefish, and now, in his senility (which the guides at the lodge will happily point out), he has largely focused…

Using My Head (Finally!) for Big Muskies

Posted on March 31, 2017 by .

A Pattern Across Years My eyes were still watering from the cold late October run down Ontario’s Eagle Lake when a nice musky followed my walleye tube to the boat, made a halfhearted turn, and drifted back down into the ghostly depths.  Though I wasn’t encouraged by the fish’s body language, it was nice to…

Guerrilla Tactics

Posted on June 22, 2016 by .

Are you tough enough? Offbeat Canadian Workouts Ever wake up, look out the window, and wonder why you were born to love muskie fishing? Was it a blessing or a curse? Fishing has been more than good the past several days. The stable weather gave way to an approaching front and big fish were hot,…

Hawg Spots North of the Border

Posted on April 15, 2016 by .

One of today’s most innovative anglers dissects Canadian hotspots. The end of the week was nearing and while there had been a couple of good muskies up to 51” caught in camp, cold front conditions and high skies had moved in to make fishing tough. To make matters worse, Travis was in camp filming a TV…