Minnow Lure

best lure for muskie fishing?

So i have a river close to my house and I have caught almost every type fish of fish in this river (largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, bluegill, crappie, channel catfish, flathead catfish, drum, grass carp, sucker fish, and alligator gar)... the only one i havent caught that is in this river is a muskellunge. I havent done any muskie fishing until very recently after i saw one swim by me while i was fishing (of course i had a trout pole with 4 lb test and a 1 inch minnow lure.. screw my life) but anyways i was wondering what is considered to be the best muskie lure for freshwater muskie. This river is about 20 yards wide and probably 6 feet deep in the middle so its not too big and i generally fish from the shore. any advice would be great.

Well, #1, Musky fishing from shore is going to be very difficult. Why?

The population of Musky in any given water is usually very low, (compared to other species).

So, the odds on just finding one, (much less getting it to bite) is extremely low, esp if your only fishing along a 50-100 yard stretch of shoreline. (If you were able to troll your odds would jump considerably.)

But, you might get lucky.

Your best bet is to find the deepest section of river, near a drop-off. Once you've found that, look for the nearest weed-bed. Musky love deep water next to shallow weed-lines.

You'll need a MH-H action rod with 17-20 LB Mono OR 12/50 Power Pro Braid with a leader of 25-30LB Fluorocarbon. An excellent reel would be a 6600 C4 reel- http://www.basspro.com/Abu-Garcia-Ambassadeur-C4-Classic-Round-Baitcast-Reels/product/74091/-1205081

If you use a lighter action rod you'll either never get the fish in OR you'll kill any Musky you happen to catch. (When a Musky is fought for an extended period of time a poison builds up in their system which kills them shortly after the release.)

Here are some lures that have an excellent reputation:

1. Mepps, Musky Killer- http://www.basspro.com/Mepps-Musky-Killer-Lures/product/1881/-705606

2. Rapala, Subwalk- http://www.basspro.com/Rapala-X-Rap-SubWalk-Lures/product/97792/-1434419?cmCat=CROSSSELL_THUMBNAIL

3. Dardevle Spoon 1 OZ- http://www.basspro.com/Eppinger&-x00ae;-Original-Dardevle&-x00ae;-Spoons/product/2918/-269983?cmCat=CROSSSELL_THUMBNAIL

Hope this helps ya?

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