This recent video of musky fishing in the fall by Muskie Fishing Guy gives you a good overview of a day on the water chasing musky, their behavior, habitat and of course pulling a prize – the big mama!
While you can fish musky any time of the year, fall is probably the best, as that is the time when they come up to shallow waters. Musky can be in the deep waters, just like in the shallow; the rock outcrops, or other structures. While fishing for musky don’t overlook the weeds. Fresh weeds are the hiding place, and muskies following the bait won’t be too far away.
In terms of the bait, the bigger the bait the better, but do keep it simple. Make sure you bring bucktail and a topwater lure. Whichever lure you use, make sure you always do the figure “8” or the circle at the boatside. Most often musky strikes as you are doing the figure “8”.
When fishing for musky remember to be kind to the fish and unhook it fast. For the size they are, musky tends to stress a lot faster than any other fish. Remember if you took it out of the water, you probably should not have it out for longer than you are able to hold your own breath.
Remember musky can survive up-to 30 years old, so make sure to treat them with utmost care, so that other anglers get to have the fishing experience you got!
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Video From: Muskie Guy on Vimeo.