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Fish Whistle Lures & Tackle

Hand crafted custom lures and tackle

Muskie Buzzer

Calm waters for Topwaters

Call them in with a Muskie Buzzz

The Muskie Buzz

Topwater bait for muskie and pike

Casts farther!

Cover more water!

Pro Staff

Cal Ritchie

Cal Ritchie has a well-deserved reputation of being on one of the top fishing guides on Eagle Lake and the surrounding area. He has lived in the Vermilion Bay, Eagle Lake area of Northwest Ontario for almost 25 years guiding and educating anglers both young and old. Over 15 of those years Cal worked at the legendary Andy Myers Resort. He has guided many of the top TV personalities including John Gillespie from Wisconin's Waters & Woods.

As a professional guide, Cal has often spent 6 to 7 days a week on the water over the course of a season. After two decades of fishing for Walleye, Smallmouth Bass, Lake Trout, Northern Pike & Muskie, Cal has earned the merit of a true professional multi-species fishing expert. That is the reason why many anglers, novice to expert, have looked to Cal for his expertise while fishing Eagle Lake and many other similar bodies of water.

www.calritchie.com

John Anderson-Ottawa River Musky Factory

The Ottawa River Musky Factory is located on one of the most exciting and productive stretches of musky water in the world. We are halfway between Ottawa and Montreal in the Prescott-Russell region.

Less than 30 minutes in either direction of the Factory are many world class musky spots, both trolling and casting, that annually produces dozens of fat 50+ inch muskies.  Jim Saric (Musky Hunter magazine and television) called this section of the Ottawa River ‘The last bastion of pure musky fishing left in the world‘!

We offer single day trips, half day trips, or book as long a trip as you want.  For true trophy hunts we recommend bookings of 3 days or more.  For years we have boated muskies on over 80% of our charters. Weekdays offer less boat traffic on the river and are recommended if you have the option but Ottawa River waters have very little pressure in general.  No one has more experience, spent more time, or landed more muskies on the Ottawa River.  It’s not even close!

There are three top guides on staff including The Muskyboys Christian Zimmer and Fred Bowen and former Muskies Canada President Peter Levick.  This allows us to accommodate larger parties and multiple bookings on any given day.

A strong focus of our services is teaching.  Whether you are brand new to the sport or a seasoned veteran who wants to learn the latest tricks, tips, and behaviors of muskellunge, we can help.  Learning to use the right equipment the right way not only makes for better casting, it keeps your body in top shape and avoids fatigue.  Teaching anglers the best handling and release practices based on the latest science and understanding how to read the signs of stress in muskies is also very important to us.

While you hunt your trophy you will be guided in a spacious Mercury powered Crestliner Raptor and fish with only the best Loomis and Shimano Rods and a complete line of Shimano reels spooled with PowerPro line.

www.ottawarivermuskyfactory.com