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This is part six of a quick six-pack of fishing solutions that often work for myself and others. Part five touched on fishing muskie with speed trolling. Check out the links to the other five fishing solutions at the end of each segment at the bottom of this article. NEW FISHING LURES: The realm of lures is ever-expanding, and especially so on heavily pressured waters (and summer is nearly always the busiest for fishing, too).This is a good thing for muskie anglers. No one knows for certain as to whether muskies think at all, or just react eventually to negative…
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This is part four of a quick six-pack of fishing solutions that often work for myself and others. Part four touched on fishing muskie with topwater presentations. Check out the links to the other five fishing solutions at the end of each segment at the bottom of this article. SPEED RETRIEVES & SPEED TROLLING: In the warmer waters of summer, often something that will trigger and turn a very lazy follow to suddenly aggressive, or turn quiet trolling reels into noisy ones is ... speed. Like anything, it’s not always what the fish want, but very often, muskie anglers simply…
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This is part four of a quick six-pack of fishing solutions that often work for myself and others. Part three touched on fishing muskie in open water. Check out the links to the other five fishing solutions at the end of each segment at the bottom of this article. TOPWATER PRESENTATIONS: Good friends Dick Pearson and Dan Craven both said it first (to my ears, anyway): “The surface is an edge.” This is a big thing to keep in mind for summer muskies – and they are especially susceptible in the warm water period. Topwater presentations are overall underutilized, and…
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This is part three of a quick six-pack of fishing solutions that often work for myself and others. Part two touched on fishing muskie in windy conditions. Check out the links to the other five fishing solutions at the end of each segment at the bottom of this article. OPEN WATER: Fishing the “open water” -- or basically, the middle of the lake (in many cases) -- for suspended summer muskies can be very effective. Like fishing after dark and fishing in big waves, there is little direct pressure (see a recurring theme here?) on these fish. Muskies will generally…
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