Musky & Pike

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Longer rods cast farther, work lures better, set the hook with authority, and execute larger figure 8 maneuvers at boatside, converting musky follows into strikes.

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Big fish like big meals! That’s why trophy pike expert George “Coop” Cooper throws weighted muskie jerkbaits when he’s after super-sized pike!

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When it comes to muskie fishing, bigger isn’t always better. These days, that’s because much bigger is much better, at least in the eyes of serious muskie hounds.   Enhanced stocking programs and the acceptance of catch and release has changed the game, with more big muskies available to anglers, in more areas, than at [Read more…]

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Autumn is a magical time in the outdoors. It begins with burst of brilliant fall colors, slowly fading to drab browns. There’s a chill in the air, accompanied by the scent of burning leaves wafting on the breeze. The remarkable stillness is broken only by the occasional humming chainsaw, or the honking of geese winging [Read more…]

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In fall, big pike move to mainlake rock structures or deep, healthy weedbeds. Troll large crankbaits to efficiently cover water and trigger strikes.

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During fall, river muskies shift location from shallow, swift-water stretches to deep holes with reduced current. Slowly retrieve large lures to trigger strikes in cold water.

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Buzzbite reporter Jeff Andersen compares the high-speed triggering ability of smaller bucktails to the bulky profile of larger spinners. Let the fish tell you which they prefer!

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