Angling Edge staff Jeremy Smith and James Lindner offer up a few tips for targeting river muskies in fall in cloudy or dirty water.
Dark-Water River Muskies in Fall
In fall, dark-water muskies shift into calmer water near holes and bends. Repetitive casts with loud, brightly-colored lures help trigger strikes.
Understanding where these muskies will portion themselves is a big piece to the puzzle. When fishing dark/muddy river water muskies tend to favorite slack water Eddys and slow moving pools.
Majority of the time they are going to avoid the fast moving current. Look for big current breaks like boulders, trees, and log jams.