The French River, and Woseley Bay in particular, is a productive muskie fishing area. Muskies are notorious for following lures for long distances. Trolling is the trick, between 4 - 8 km/h along the outside edges of the weed beds.
Use big (at least 8") crank baits. You also need a heavy duty leader tied onto at least 50lb line. Muskies can bite through almost any line. When the fish does hit you must set the hook, because Muskies have a thick bony jaw unlike the soft fleshy jaw of a bass.
Finally, just as important as catching the fish, getting it back into the water quickly is important to the longevity of the species and fishing in general. One of the biggest killers of this type of caught and released sport fish is exposure. Have your needle nose pliers, side cutters, handling gloves and camera ready BEFORE the strike. If it's a small Muskie, not worthy of a photo, you can simply unhook the fish with your pliers without even taking it out of water.
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