Are you a big fisher? Maybe the correct word is angler? The season for a specific type of Pike known as Muskellunge or 'Muskie's' begins on May 26, 2018. There are a few things you might want to be aware of if you plan to go and try to catch a few of these guys. Muskellunges are New York's largest fresh water fish so they are pretty tempting to go after.

  • Be patient. These little (or not so little) guys are fish that like to make you wait.
  • You cannot keep a Muskie that is less than 40 inches. For ones that are caught in the Niagara and St Lawrence Rivers you cannot keep one that is less than 50 inches.
  • Know how to properly handle the Muskie once you catch it (great info on how to do that is here)
  • Keep their time out of the water to less than 30 seconds.
  • Get out there and try to catch them!

Where is your favorite area of New York State to go fishing? Feel free to email us photo's of your biggest catch.

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