Patterning, spinners, and spawning-friendly spots. Tips and tricks for taking advantage of early muskie season.
The third Saturday in June marks the opening of muskie season in Ontario’s Sunset Country. This timeframe was chosen to protect the muskie from direct fishing pressure prior-to and during spawning to maximize natural reproduction. The early season then, being post-spawn, means it is best to target lake sections with the most suitable spawning water—shallower, soft-bottom vegetated zones. This typically means bays, inlets, and simply the largest areas of shallow water where weeds show up first.