Ontario Muskie Fishing
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Water Muskies - SPEED KILLS Pt 4of 6
by Pete Maina
In the warmer waters of summer, often
something that will trigger … may turn a
very lazy follow suddenly aggressive, or
turn quiet trolling reels into noisy
ones – is speed. Like anything, it’s not
always what the fish want, but very
often muskie anglers simply aren’t going
fast enough to trigger reactions from
muskies. The idea is simply to make them
(muskies) think they’ll have no choice
if they don’t react now.
regularly cast for muskies know of their
propensity to follow with a snobby look
in their eye. Speed takes away their
ability to calmly watch, knowing they
can catch the prey if they choose.
Faster retrieves will often trigger
right on the spot, especially with fish
hiding in structure; and I have seen it
many times with my own eyes where a
speed up with a following fish –
suddenly makes it lunge and strike.
Another method that produces fish in the
summer months is speed trolling. And
often, fairly short-line speed trolling
– and often in very shallow ranges.
Muskies are not at all afraid of boats
or motors, especially something moving
steadily. Trolling crankbaits or
spinnerbaits at higher speeds of 4.5 to
7 mph can be very effective..
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