Muskies and pike move several times during autumn, because of three distinctly different periods that occur during the fall. Therefore, each period must be dealt with separately. Here’s how to catch fish in the varying conditions.
Nearly any artificial-lure style has the potential to take pike and muskies. The best lure choice for any given pike or muskie situation depends mostly upon the depth the fish are holding at, and/or the amount of cover they may be holding in. In this respect, all artificial lures are nothing more than tools. Successful anglers select the right tool for the job at hand.
Most anglers instinctively pull a topwater lure out of their tackle box when hot, muggy, calm, low-light conditions exist. Even though this is indeed a good time for topwater baits, other conditions are equally as good. In fact, there are … Continued
Today’s depthfinders give the deep-water anglers an edge that they never had before. Most depthfinders today are very proficient. Not only do they tell an angler how deep the water is, they will show fish. The first step is to … Continued
Once the waters cool below 50 degrees, all fish congregate around deep holes. Both pike and muskies feed aggressively, but rarely go in water shallower than 18 feet. Pike and muskies move several times during autumn, because of three distinctly … Continued
Muskies appear to fare better in warmer waters than pike and thus it enhances their ability to grow to trophy size in a wider range of water temperatures. Prime muskie and pike waters vary greatly according to the angler’s wants … Continued
Several major differences exist between northern pike and muskies during the spawning season. Therefore, each species needs to be dealt with individually. Northern pike are the first warm-water gamefish to spawn in most natural lakes each spring. Many claim that … Continued