Remember Me
Hide Me

Main Menu


Total posts 339117
Total topics 40037
Total members 7516
Our newest member ThePlant

Muskie tips

Just what the title says....anything and everything related to Rods, Reels, Terminal Tackle, Plastics, what others are using, what works, what doesn't work, and anything else you want to talk about regarding equipment.
  • Supported By...

Muskie tips

Postby GrizzBear » Tue Aug 23, 2016 10:25 am

Hi everyone, I've been fishing for quite a while but still have yet to catch a muskie. I'm up at the cottage next week and would love to hook into one.

Any advice RE: lures, technique etc would be greatly appreciated. :D

User avatar
Posts: 1
Joined: Tue Aug 23, 2016 10:20 am

Re: Muskie tips

Postby Sir Lumbo » Tue Aug 23, 2016 11:28 am

Luck and a lot of casting works for me.

Have caught them on a few different lures from top water to white bucktails.

Also most times has been right at sun down. A few smaller ones (under 30inch) during the day.

Best of Luck!
User avatar
Sir Lumbo
Posts: 22
Joined: Fri Jul 10, 2015 10:17 am
Location: ottawa - east

Re: Muskie tips

Postby River Monster » Wed Aug 24, 2016 12:57 pm

Where is your cottage.

Bucktails are pretty good, i found if you use a smaller one you will get more hits or follows, along with some nice bass and pike.

Maybe speed up your retrieve to
- Rick Ozga
User avatar
River Monster
Bronze Participant
Bronze Participant
Posts: 277
Images: 0
Joined: Fri May 10, 2013 8:59 am

Re: Muskie tips

Postby Who_ate_all_the_Pie? » Fri Jun 23, 2017 8:56 pm

i started trying for muskie last fall... notice, I say trying?? I had lots of follows, and caught one :o Lot's of casting, I don't really enjoy trolling as much.
If I can give you one tip... it is to ALWAYS ALWAYS ALWAYS do your figure 8's or something like it. Don't be lazy, or think there wouldnt be fish here anway.. I have had that happen so many times, where I figure 8 all day long, and don't do it this one time, and ...hello.. Or, I crank in a bait super fast after a bad cast, and pull it out of the water....and hello.. They are there, and they are watching your lures! I've had one sit underneath the boat, begging for a figure 8.
Keep a "diary" or log book, of your days on the water. A good way to keep track of what works, or what doesn't, and try to figure out the winning formula.
Have fun!
User avatar
Posts: 11
Joined: Mon May 22, 2017 3:17 pm

Return to Rods, Reels, & Other Gear

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests

  • Supported By...