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Muskie fishing Throughout
the seasons! - by Justin Hoffman
Cory M. with a nice one - caught and released!
Spring (Start of Season)
Musky are a fierce and cunning predator, yet are not as
hard to catch as most people think. The start of June signals the
beginning of 'ski season in most parts of Ontario, and offers a
tremendous shot at connecting with numbers of fish and quality fish
too. Weedy bays and shorelines are attractive to post-spawn muskies
and will find most fish in relatively shallow water. The key concept
to remember is the presence of healthy green weeds in the areas you
are targeting. These weed beds and clumps hold numerous varieties of
panfish and offer cover to conceal the ambushing musky. Start the
season off by throwing "bass size" baits in the form of spinnerbaits,
bucktails and crankbaits. Baitfish at this time of year will be
quite small, and using baits in the three to five-inch range will
mimic this preferred quarry best. Work your baits fast in the spring
and remember to perform a "figure-eight" with your lure at the end
of every cast.
The summer months will find the majestic musky away from
the shallows and in much deeper water. Many of the larger fish will
suspend over very deep water at this time of year, and the approach
that will help cover water and find these fish quicker is trolling.
Trolling may not be for everyone, but it will provide results for
those anglers willing to stick with it and pay attention to detail.
Summer musky trolling involves running baits through productive
structure areas - namely off rocky points, over submerged humps and
along sharp breaklines. Varying the depth you run your lures and
experimenting with colours are a few of the variables that will
increase your chances. Stick with baits in the six to ten-inch size
and troll at increased speeds to trigger these fish. Running your
lures on short lines directly in the prop wash of the motor can
bring astonishing results, and works wonders on shallow fertile
lakes that have an abundance of weed growth.
Fall time is the one season that musky addicts dream of.
Big fish gorge on baitfish to put on extra weight for the winter
months, and are relatively easy to catch at this point in the year.
Big sturdy jerkbaits are the number one choice for fall musky as
they offer a large profile in the water at a slower speed that
excels in the cold water. Use jerkbaits that are at least
eight-inches-long for these monster fish, and do not be afraid to
upgrade that bait to one in the 12-inch range. Healthy green
weedlines in water from six to 12-feet will hold the majority of
fish that a caster can reach, as deeper water will call for large
trolling baits to be dragged through the area. Stick with natural
coloured baits at this time of the year, and keep those hooks needle
sharp to ensure their effectiveness. Stout tackle is necessary at
this time of the year, and the use of wire leaders will be paramount
to your success on landing these top predators.