Alexandria MN Muskie Fishing Guide
Central Minnesota, especially Alexandria and the surrounding lakes area, is known as an exceptional location for outstanding Muskie fishing.
Known as "the fish of 1,000 casts", this vigorous fish becomes active around the middle of June. Each summer, Muskies measuring well over 50 inches long and weighing in at 45-50 pounds are caught and released on Lake Miltona.
Muskies, the top predator species of the lakes in which they live, are mostly caught and released by fishermen. The Minnesota state record was recorded in 1957 at Lake Winnibigoshish, weighing in at 54 pounds and measuring 56 inches long. This and most of the near-record Muskies have been caught during the fall fishing season.
When it comes to bait selection, sometimes it doesn't even matter, says Outdoor Life magazine. "When the stars align and the feeding window is open, a big muskie or pike will hit anything that moves," says writer David Brown. "...all you have to do is be in the right place at the right time...the rest of your time hunting trophy pike and muskies will be spent cranking, casting, and waiting."
As one of the best fishing lakes in Minnesota, Lake Miltona is truly a great place to try your luck on the fish of 1,000 casts.