A New Muskie “Trap”

A New Muskie “Trap”

September 27, 2010  |  Fishing Tips  |  Comments Off on A New Muskie “Trap”
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Ted Pilgrim

You’ve likely heard about the incredible number of big muskies posted by select fishing guides in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan and Indiana this summer and early autumn. What each of these anglers share in common are early production models of a hot lure that’s taken the muskie scene like a squall. Read More

Fluorocarbon Leader

Fluorocarbon Leader

August 24, 2010  |  Fishing Tips  |  No Comments

Marc Thorpe talks about the benefits of using a fluorocarbon leader and how to prepare it for catching big muskies Read More

Vertical Moves for Muskies

Vertical Moves for Muskies

August 10, 2010  |  Fishing Tips  |  Comments Off on Vertical Moves for Muskies

Fish that live in rivers, whether walleyes, smallmouths, stripers, spotted bass, or muskies, react somewhat similarly wherever they swim. A typical presentation approach for deeper water is to slip current—that is, to control the boat so it slips down current at the same speed as the current—as the angler drops a lure to the bottom and uses a lift-fall jigging motion to attract attention and draw strikes. The lure used often is a jig or a spoon. The lift-fall mimics the movement of a distressed baitfish as it’s swept along downriver by current. Read More

Macro Lures for Mongo Muskies

Macro Lures for Mongo Muskies

July 26, 2010  |  Fishing Tips  |  No Comments

Among muskie anglers the use of cliché rises almost to an art form—my favorite: “We can’t throw lures too big for a muskie to eat.” That one’s near perfection, for it builds on the mystique of muskies as something larger than life, beyond mere fish (they get so big we poor humans aren’t physically up to the task), while simultaneously whitewashing our failure to catch the things (Muskies? On these puny little things? Please . . .)

If the speaker is a real artist, he follows up with a nugget from fisheries research, like: “Muskies are capable of eating forage that’s more than 10 percent of their body mass. Do the math on a 50-pounder—that’s a 5-pound sucker, Bro.” Read More

Sharp hooks matter

Sharp hooks matter

June 11, 2010  |  Fishing Tips  |  Comments Off on Sharp hooks matter

Sharp hooks for any kind of fishing is critical…sharp hooks for musky fishing is very critical knowing that you have the perfect hook set you thought would never come out of the muskys tough jaws. I usually try to sharpen all my hooks before going out if I know what I will be throwing during that giving day. I use the Berkley hook sharpener which resembles a dremel tool but not as powerful. You also need some good trebles for your lures,  I have used Eagle Claw, Gamakatsu, and Reaction Innovations. Read More