Eastern Rivers Produce Huge Fall Muskies

Eastern RiverGiant muskies were boated on the St. Lawrence, Detroit and Dave Lawrence of Orwell, Ontario, and Drason Vernon of St. Thomas, Ontario, were fishing the St. Lawrence on November 28 when snow and freezing rain began to fall. They nodiced the water temperature drop to 45 degrees, which seemed to make the baitfish more active.


Another Late Fall Monster From the St. Lawrance

Late Fall MonsterJulie Cashaback was in the boat when her boyfriend, Dale MacNair, boated his 57x33-inch giant from the St. Lawrence River on November 28, 2008. Almost four years to the day, on November 27, 2012, it was Julie’s turn.

Cashaback and MacNair, who live in Ottawa, Ontario, had taken a week’s vacation around the full moon to troll on the St. Lawrence near the city of Gananoque. Julie’s musky struck at 4:30 pm., just as the sun was setting and the moon was rising, a period they call “magic time.” 


And… One More Monster Musky Reported From The St. Lawrence

And Another MonsterOn October 12, 2012, Avery Knapper of Bay of Quinte, Ontario, was fishing with charter captain Dave Curtis when he boated and released his second musky ever, a 57 ¾-inch monster that carried a 25 ¾-inch girth. “It was not the huge girth we would see in December, but still a giant,” said Curtis.


58 Pounder boated by team of Lazarus & Barbosa

58 PounderEd Barbosa of Meaford, Ontario, is no stranger to giant muskies being a regular customer of guide Mike Lazarus. At last light on December 10, he did it again.

Fishing with Lazarus on the St. Lawrence River, Barbosa caught and released a musky measuring 54 ¾ inches with a 30 ½ inch girth (measured both in the boat and in the water). On an IGFA certified scale and witnessed by three anglers, the fish weighed over 58 pounds.