Muskie Fishing on Lake St. Clair:
Belle River Marina

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Lake St. Clair Muskie Fishing out of Belle River Harbour:

Lake St. Clair's structure looks like someone made the lake specifically for Muskie. The lake is 10 to 15 feet deep right across and sustains plants that Muskie like to hunt in such as Musky Cabbage, Pickerel Weed, Duck Weed, Canary Weed, Tape Grass and Plantain. With the shallow warmer water Lake St. Clair is stuffed with feeder-fish giving the Muskie tons of food to grow fast and grow big.

We have been guiding on Lake St. Clair for many years and now technology allows us to mark all the really hot Muskie spots. These closely guarded secrets are all programmed into our GPS. As a result we do not waste any time. We bring our guests to the hot spots and let them start catching fish, when some charters spend hours trying to find them. That's why Can-Am has a reputation for being the best charter on Lake St. Clair and able to offer the best Muskie fishing in Ontario.

Muskie are affected by weather changes so not every day is the same. Muskie like stable weather so if there have been no changes in the weather over a few days, the Muskie fishing will be really good. It does not matter if it's sunny, overcast or raining. Muskie will be feeding as long as the weather stays consistent. On an average day in a 6-hour period we bring in around 6 Muskie. Some days are much better. So that's about a Muskie every hour. Then on slow days we may only catch 4. It's extremely rare to get skunked. Usually if the weather is so bad that the Muskie stop feeding, that means the weather is too rough to go out on the lake. In this case we just reschedule your day. Keep your eye on the weather the day before and phone us or we will phone you if it looks like it's going to be a nasty day.

Every year the Muskie fishing on Lake St. Clair gets better and better because just about everyone practices catch-&-release including Can-Am. Muskie are most common between 36 and 45 inches, which is 12 to 24 pounds. We do get lots of Muskie over 50 inches and occasionally over 55 inches, which is a fish over 40 pounds. In the summer of 2009 we pulled in a beautiful 56.5-inch Muskie, which was the biggest of the summer. Every summer we pull in a couple of extraordinary fish.

The summer of 2009 Rocked!!

Muskie often hunt in packs of 4 or 5 fish. The only other water system where this behavior has been observed that we know of is on the Kawartha Lakes. As a result double-headers are common. We even get triple-headers once in a while. Then in the summer of 2009 all hell broke loose and we had a quadruple-header. It's our first but not our last. We were trolling with Fire-Tiger and Perch Colored Muskie Train Mordas Minnows. We were just going past a weedy hump with two of the lures on the edge of the prop-wash (Homer LeBlanc Method) and two farther out on planer boards. They hit the prop-wash lures first and then about 5 seconds later two more Muskie hammered the planer board lines. It was a crazy and unbelievable day.

If you think the above is unbelievable than you might not believe this. In the summer of 2009, we boated 18 Muskie in one afternoon. That was not the day with the quadruple-header but we did have a couple double-headers. That is our record so far. You cannot expect to see that kind of action with Muskie fishing. If you want numbers then let us take you out on Lake Erie for Rainbows and Walleyes. Muskie fishing is fishing for size, not numbers. Even though our charter is specified as 6 hours of fishing, if the Muskie are really hitting we often stay out longer if it's an afternoon charter or no-one is booked after your morning charter. We want you to catch fish and are willing to stay out longer to make sure you get your fill. All we ask is you pitch in a little extra to pay for the extra gas we use.

  • Muskie Fishing Video
  • A Typical Day of Muskie Fishing
  • Muskie Photos
  • Muskie Weight Calculator
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  • There is only one species of Muskie but there are six distinct patterns, which are known as Clear, Silver, Barred, Pure Leopard, Spotted Leopard and Spotted Black Panther. Spotted Leopard Muskie and Spotted Black Panther Muskie are rare even though Spotted Leopard is the most common on Lake St. Clair. Pure Leopard is the rarest of all the patterns and only found in two or three lakes in Ontario. Silver Muskie are not found in Lake St. Clair because silver is a pattern most indicative of cold deep water lakes. The Clear pattern is very rare in Lake St. Clair . We do get what is considered a barred pattern but they are not common.

    Clear Muskie

    Silver Muskie

    Barred Muskie

    Spotted Leopard

    Spotted Black Panther

    Pure Leopard

    Our boat is a 24-foot Trophy Bayliner. It's fast and comfortable and has a washroom on board. We have equipped the boat with state-of-the-art electronics and the best fishing equipment.

  • Garmin chart plotter / GPS
  • Garmin fish finder
  • Scotty electric downriggers
  • Planer boards
  • CD/mp3 player
  • All safety equipment
  • Rods, reels and loads of fishing tackle