Lake of the Woods Muskies

A week-long Lake of the Woods trip should make the bucket list of every passionate muskie angler. The region itself offers serenity unlike most any other place. With over 1 million acres, 65,000 miles of shoreline, 14,500 islands, massive cabbage beds, thousands of reefs and other rocky structures, if a more perfect habitat for muskies exists, we don't know about it.

Catch rates climb when the water warms and weedbeds and edges develop in bays leading onto points. A full day of fishing can produce multiple muskies with several big fish opportunities, including some over 50 inches.

Start your search casting spinners along weededges, shallow bays, or points. Mid-lake humps and reefs can also produce. Topwater baits, of course, are going to produce in the right location on the right day. And we've caught lots of fish on large softbaits and jerkbaits, too. Lake of the Woods muskies are known for eventually taking the bait on a figure-eight or other boatside maneuver—so be prepared to make your move at the end of every retrieve.

Contact: Jared Amason, Obabikon Resort, obabikon.com; Mylies Place, myliesplaceresort.com; 866-395-3449.


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