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Also looking for fall muskie fishing tips and techniques?

I'm doing a little research online, but I would like some wisdom from this trusty forum.

You want to increase your strike ratio? Here's a couple tips:

1. Wire is good, BUT Fluro is better: A 3FT leader of (good) 30-40LB Fluorocarbon will increase your strike ratio by 40%-50% due to Fluro's "invisible" characteristics. (A green tinted Fluro is preferred.) Is it possible to lose a lure or 2? Yes. But, after spending a few strike-less days on the water, losing a lure to catch a few Musky seems like a bargain! (lol)

2. Try Suspending lures: Some of the BEST lures I've found to "stealth fish" for giant Pike and Musky are suspending lures such as these-

A. Rapala, Husky Jerk HJ12- Use a "sweep /pause" retrieve http://www.basspro.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Product_10151_-1_10001_2827_175003000_175000000_175003000_175-3-0

B. Rapala, Subwalk 2OZ- These are a KILLER for working the tops of weeds. Use a slow "walk the dog" retrieve- http://www.basspro.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Product_10151_-1_10001_97792_175003000_175000000_175003000_175-3-0

3. Don't be afraid to downsize: People catch Musky on Crappie gear! I'm generally a Bass fisherman and I catch (at least) a couple Pike over 42" every year using Bass lures!

(My biggest "non-targeted" Pike this year was a NICE 44", 14LBer. Caught him on a 1/2 OZ Inline Spinner. It was during a Smallmouth Tourney. FUN!).

The point? Don't always assume you need Suick's and monster lures to hook into a giant Pike/Musky. With most waters around the US having some form of fishing pressure, the ability to be "stealthy" is VERY important to catching any species of fish.

A good idea? Along with your typical, "bruiser", heavy action Musky outfit always bring along a "light tackle" MH - H 8' Bass rod. (An 8' W & M, Skeet Reese or St. Croix, Mojo bass Flippin/Froggin rod would work fine) You'd be surprised how quickly you can subdue a BIG Pike with a decent Mh/H Bass rod.....

4. Get the correct reel for the job: Having a powerful and fast ratio reel is a must. Any reel under a 6:2:1 ratio will wear your wrist OUT! Esp, when your lobbing bigger lures all day. As much as I love my old Abu Garcia C3's, the newer C4's (which have a slightly higher gear ratio) are MUCH easier to fish all day, (at least for me). Better still are the Abu Garcia, Revo line with their easier to palm, low-profile design, quick ratios, and heavy drags, (24LB's!!!). I've had the pleasure of "demo-ing" a Revo SX and it is NICE......

Well, hope these tips help ya?

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