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Fishing northern waters is nothing like bass fishing. The fish are picky, and where they’re at one day isn’t necessarily where they’re at the next. The same goes for presentation and lures. What works once won’t guarantee success again. You have to use your head to successfully fish for muskie and northern pike! If you’re targeting big muskies and northern pike, you should be geared specifically for them, which includes: 1. Heavy fishing rod and baitcasting reel. 2. Heavy fishing line, preferably 80- to 100 pound test super braid lines. 3. Steal fishing leader or heavy fluorocarbon leader to prevent…
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I’ll take a muskie any way I can get one – whatever the method, if it results in a successful catch and release of a nice muskie, I’m all for it. And while I guess my favorite lure to use overall would be a jerkbait, nothing compares to seeing the surface of the water pushed upward behind a top-water lure seconds before the seas part and teeth slash. Regardless of how laid back a person may be, anyone experiencing this will also experience accelerated heart rate, significant excitement and immediate reactionary gushing of some type … or, they’re dead. There…
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This is a tremendous little fishing tip for use with spinners that is easy and I really believe increases strikes. Whether in-line or blade-above-body types, most folks retrieve their spinners straight in.    These are straight retrieve baits, right?   Some folks will jig spinnerbaits, but ingeneral, a speed is picked and the bait is brought in.    Regardless of skirt material, I always "puff" a spinner on the way in. Basically, I go twice as fast on part of my revolution with the reel handle on the front side as compared to the back. This way, the retrieve is…
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The basics can never be emphasized enough. In the act of fish-catching, it is not the bells, whistles, tricks, twists, scents or latest lures that really matter. Gadgets help. And, at times, fish readily bite gadgets. Most are legitimate tools, really … but the promises for success associated with them often blind anglers to what really catches fish consistently: knowledge of lake and its forage, boat control, ability to pattern and take full advantage of feeding windows … boring, “basic” stuff. The basics save fish, too. Of course the release portion of the proposition, not being the glamorous part, unlike…
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