Post by fishingpaul on Oct 20, 2016 11:47:41 GMT -5
I am a multi-species fishermen, some species I feel I have a VERY good chance to catch anytime I go; musky, completely confounds me
The only time I have ever caught musky when I was actually targeting them was on the St Lawerence in NY. I have caught several small ones while bass fishing in MC, but when I try to target musky I am skunked every time.
I am beginning to believe I am going about it all wrong. At the ST Lawrence, we used very large spoons and giant rooster tail like lures and occasionally large feathery shallow diving cranks. These are the same techniques I use for Northerns, which I feel I can catch almost at will in NY.
What type, colors and size lures do you use? What time of year is best? Anything helpful
No doubt musky are finicky. Here's a little info that may help - try some glide baits, Zara spook, Zara puppy, there's plenty out there - I've had solid days where the "walk the dog" wobble action gets their attention above anything else. It has a lot to do with luck as well - come up on one that's feeding and you can virtually throw anything at them and get a strike. Early - mid spring and the fall when the summer traffic on the lake is gone .. they're a little more relaxed then.. Good luck.