Muskie Fishing

Cedar Lake is a Class A Muskie Fishery which means that you can only keep Muskie that are 54″ or longer by law. This is a classification is applied only to the best Muskie fisheries in the Province of Ontario. We practice Catch And Release fishing. Regardless. The 48″ Muskie at right was released in 2006 by Steve Olson. We catch a lot of Muskie. These are the largest and most aggressive fish in the Ontario sport fishery.

Trophy Walleye fishing, Muskie fishing, Pike fishing and Bass fishing, six species of game fish available. Cedar Lake Lodge is an Ontario Canada fishing lodge for fishermen who demand first class fishing, equipment and accommodation. Our lodge and cabins are located near the community of Perrault Falls in Northwestern Ontario about 150 miles north of International Falls, MN.

Catch & Release

Although abundant in Ontario, muskie are relatively rare, compared with many other fish. To reflect this, the province has size and catch limits geared to maintaining great fisheries. As a result of these regulations and a firm belief in the importance of catch and release, most muskie are released. A muskie released properly will live to spawn and grow larger, and perhaps thrill another angler. An improperly released fish will die, often days later.

Muskie are big, powerful fish, with sharp teeth, so anglers should have adequate landing and release equipment on board their boat. This includes a big landing net or muskie cradle, long-nosed pliers for removing lightly imbedded hooks, and bolt cutters for removing deeply imbedded hooks and those near the fish’s gills or eyes. Replacing a 50-cent hook is a small price to pay for releasing a muskie to live and stay in the fishery. A 60-inch tape measure and a camera can be used to record your catch.

When unhooking a muskie, don’t place it in the bottom of the boat. This removes protective slime. Keep its head in the water. It can’t breath in air. Don’t yank on deeply imbedded hooks; cut them out with bolt cutters. After unhooking it, don’t swish the fish back and forth in the water. Hold it upright to breath on its own. Release it when strong enough to swim off.

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