If action is slow, try slapping and splashing the water with your paddle. This tactic may seem crazy, but the commotion sounds like feeding fish and will often attract nearby crappies and white bass to your offerings.
Walleyes are notorious short strikers. They will often nip at a plastic worm or pork rind trailer. In such cases, a tail hook added to the end of the lure will often succeed in hooking them.
The best time to fish for muskies is during the few days surrounding the new or full moon. The big toothy fish feed heaviest at this time.
Like bass, catfish are structure oriented. Concentrate on deep washed-out holes, sharp dropoffs, points, humps, rockpiles or the mouths of tributaries when searching for this whiskered quarry.
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