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The Promised Land for Muskie Anglers

These gigantic muskellunge are just a samplE of what was caught and released in 2014. 

Some say the next world record muskie will be caught in Northwest Ontario. Judging by these photos, I wouldn't be surprised.  Dedicated muskie anglers live for the chance to catch a huge muskie which is referred to as the "fish of 10,000 casts". Although some of these muskies were caught trying to fish for walleye or bass!

Congrats to all the anglers that caught (and released) these beautiful massive muskies in 2014.

50" Muskie at Totem Resorts

Jim Winterle reeled in this huge 50" muskie at Totem Resorts on Lake of the Woods in September 2014.

This massive 50

Location: Totem Resorts on Lake of the Woods, Sioux Narrows, Ontario
Website: or Facebook:
Phone: 800-668-6836

48" Muskie Caught at Fireside Lodge

This beautiful muskie was caught & released on Little Vermilion Lake. The muskie was over 48" and over 36 pounds. It was caught by Tim Stewart from Rochester, MN who was staying at Fireside Lodge


Location: Fireside Lodge on Little Vermilion Lake, Sioux Lookout, Ontario, Canada
Website: or Facebook:
Phone: 800-545-0815

53" Muskie Caught at Rex Tolton's Miles Bay Camp

This is one happy fisherman!! The Swoboda trio, father (pictured), son and daughter reeled in this monster muskie in July of 2014. The family was staying at Miles Bay Camp and were fishing in Miles Bay on Lake of the Woods.


Location: Rex Tolton's Miles Bay Camp on Lake of the Woods, Ontario, Canada
Website: or Facebook:
Phone: 807-488-5800 (S) or 807-486-0299 (W)

43" Muskie Caught at Country Camping & Cabins

Bill Trout caught this beautiful 43" muskie while fishing on Big Vermilion Lake in September of 2014 at Country Cabins in Sioux Lookout. Big Vermilion’s shoreline stretches for 86 miles encompassing this dynamic body of crystal clear water with a maximum depth of 140 feet.

Muskie fishing on Big Vermilion Lake

Location: Country Camping & Cabins on Big Vermilion Lake, Ontario, Canada
Phone: 807-737-1356

50.5" Muskie Caught at Crow Rock Lodge

Matt Beulke caught this massive 50.5" muskie on Lake of the Woods at Crow Rock Lodge. Crow Rock is found on the northern portion of Lake of the Woods, 17 miles south of Kenora by boat.


Location: Crow Rock Lodge on Lake of the Woods, Kenora, Ontario
Website: or Facebook:
Phone: 800-547-3474

50" Muskie Caught at Eagle Lake Sportsmen's Lodge

Patrick Ferrone was a first time guest at Eagle Lake Sportsmen's Lodge it was his first time fishing Eagle Lake when he boated this beauty. Patrick was out walleye fishing when he first boated his first ever 46" muskie. Later that day he was once again fishing for walleye and he managed to boat this 50" Muskie. Using his walleye rod and rig he managed to catch, take a quick picture and release back into Eagle Lake.

Eagle Lake Sportsmen's Lodge 50 muskie

Location: Eagle Lake Sportsmen's Lodge on Eagle Lake, Vermilion Bay, Ontario, Canada
Website: or Facebook:
Phone: 807-227-5318

53.5" Muskie Caught at Temple Bay Lodge

Kyle from the Chicago area caught this 53.5" muskie on a figure 8 in Temple Bay of Eagle Lake all by himself and his proud dad netted it for him. The smile is probably still there!


Location: Temple Bay Lodge on Eagle Lake, Eagle River, Ontario, Canada
Website: or Facebook:
Phone: 800-369-3474

52" Muskie Caught at Pipestone Lodge

Michael Wise caught this 52" muskie on Pipestone Lake. Pipestone Lodge is located on Pipestone Lake with many islands, countless small bays, inlets, rocky points, and reefs.


Location: Pipestone Lodge on Clearwater/Pipestone Chain of Lakes, Emo, Ontario, Canada
Website: or Facebook:
Phone: 807-484-2334 (S) or 760-772-5227 (W)

53" Muskie Caught at Birch Dale Lodge

Marcel Pinette of Birch Dale Lodge caught this  53", 47-pound muskie on Eagle Lake.


Location: Birch Dale Lodge on Eagle Lake, Waldhof, Ontario, Canada
Website: or Facebook:
Phone: 807-227-5262 or 866-505-2600 from Jan. 1 - May 15

52" Muskie Caught at Little Moose Lodge

Carl Avila boated this huge 52" muskie on the Clearwater-Pipestone Chain of Lakes at Little Moose Lodge. Clearwater Lake, Slender Lake, Schistose Lake, and Pipestone Lakes encompass over 20,000 acres of prime muskie habitat.


Location: Little Moose Lodge on Clearwater Lake, Emo, Ontario, Canada
Website: or Facebook:
Phone: 866-597-7171

54" Muskie Caught at Duck Bay Lodge

How would you feel if you caught an almost 6' muskie when you were out fishing for bass? I'm sure you'd feel as shocked as this. Colleen Park of Nowata, OK caught this 54" musky with guide Bill Luney at Duck Bay Lodge.


Location: Duck Bay Lodge on Lake of the Woods, Morson, Ontario, Canada
Website: or Facebook:
Phone: 623-853-3891 (S) or Office: 204-757-2986 (W)

50" Muskie Caught at Lake of the Woods Houseboats

Bobby Stubblefield from Illinois caught this nice 50" muskie on Lake of the Woods with Lake of the Woods Houseboats.


Location: Lake of the Woods Houseboats on Lake of the Woods, Sioux Narrows, Ontario, Canada
Website: or Facebook:
Phone: 807-226-5462 or 800-341-1048

Visit our website if you'd like to know more about muskie fishing in Ontario.

Check out these other articles about the best fish caught in 2014:

Best Bass Fishing Photos in NW Ontario in 2014
Best walleye Fishing Photos in NW Ontario in 2014
Best Northern Pike Fishing Photos in NW Ontario in 2014
Best Trout Fishing Photos in 2014
Best Ice Fishing Photos in 2014

About Erin Rody

I grew up on Black Sturgeon Lake in Northwestern Ontario. I am a staff writer for the Sunset Country Travel Association. Through my articles I hope to entice you to visit the wonderful region I call home. We are all about outdoor adventure; with 70,000 lakes and rivers and a whole lot of forests how can we not be? Whether you like to fish, hunt, canoe, kayak, boat or go camping, Sunset Country has something for you. Enjoy!

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