Two location patterns dominate musky fishing in spring. In lakes with cold-water baitfish like ciscoes, muskies often suspend in open water. In waters lacking suspended baitfish, muskies often relate to cover and forage on shallow flats.
In spring, slow-rolling a spinnerbait through shallow bays and across developing weed flats produces the biggest pike in the lake.
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