Muskie Fishing: A Roll Of The Dice

Muskie fishing is always a gamble. You’ve got to be at the right spot at the right time and connect with an active fish. Then, equipment has to work properly, the line has to hold, and you can’t make a mistake during the fight. But, you can put odds in your favor by fishing during the summer peak right now.

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Pike Tips From Al Lindner

Many anglers treat northern pike like ugly stepsisters. They’re something that’s only caught by accident while fishing for the real Cinderellas — muskies and walleyes. Don’t try to convince fishing legend Al Lindner of that. He’s happy that pike are finally getting the respect and attention they deserve.

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Pursuing Pressured Muskies

Wary muskies are tough to catch no matter what body of water you’re fishing. But, add intense fishing pressure to the mix, and the challenge is even greater. Fishing educator Spence Petros and muskie expert Jim Saric suggest four general ways to trick a muskie that’s probably seen every lure in the box.

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Weather Patterns And Muskie — A Perfect Pair

For many inexperienced muskie anglers, the myth of it being the fish of “10,000 casts” holds true. Recognizing and adapting to the many different weather patterns you are faced with out on the water can upgrade your catch ratio tremendously. Here’s some tips on how get it done.

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Catching Giant Muskie: Part 3

The first two parts of “Catching Giant Muskie,” centered on finding the spots where giant muskies live. The homework’s done, now it’s time to fish. The game now becomes one of beat the clock because time is of the essence.

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A Canada Fishing First-Timer

Roger Lewis, of Park Hills, Mo., and I, along with his oldest son Steve, and friend Gary Huff, were fishing the Winnipeg River in southern Ontario, Canada. I soon found out what it looks like and what it feels like to have a 3-1/2-foot long northern pike attack a buzzbait!

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