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Weekly Fishing Tip


A technique for targeting muskellunge in hot weather


OUT-WeeklyFishingTipIn the thick of summer, it can be hard to encourage muskellunge into taking your lure or bait. Already a wary predator, this “fish of 10,000 casts” is very particular and often retreats to deeper water during this time of year. But there is a technique you can implement that will, on occasion, produce outstanding catch results.The idea is to use a large rod, at least eight feet in length, with quite a bit of line and to cast as far as you possibly can. Use the length of the cast to engage in an aggressive retrieve that gives your lure/bait bursts of energy and then slowing the speed every 10 feet or so.
Be patient as you use this technique for an extended period of time, and be encouraged if you obtain several “follows” as a result (those who avidly seek out muskellunge will know what that means!).

Want even more advice for targeting this unique sportfish? Go to www.michigan.gov/dnr and then click on Fishing, and then Michigan Fish and How to Catch them, and then Muskellunge.

This tip was adapted from Michigan Outdoor News.  


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