Originally Posted by greylynx
Are they fairly common to catch?
Are pike muskie spawning periods at the same time of the year?
I wouldn't describe them as common, particularly as they are sterile.
In the Moon River area of Georgian Bay where I fish, I have not heard of one being caught. They are somewhat more common in the lakes around Kawarthas area, and I have heard, Lake St, Clair.
In the mid-west and western US States, it seems there are more of them. I understand they've been stocked in the past, but have never understood why. Stocking actual Muskies would have made more sense.
Muskies spawn later, in pretty similar shallows.
Muskie season in Ontario opens about 6 or 7 weeks later, depending on the zone.