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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

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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!
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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
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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!
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