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Outdoors with Lauren: Fall Musky Fishing

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Most summer musky fishing is done in the early morning or late evening, but with the dropping temperatures I hit the water with Muski from Muski country guide service. 
Muski says, "Once the water turns over and clears up, the visibility quadruples so all of a sudden the fish can see a greater distance and the water is warmest in the middle of the day"
We're using two different approaches. We begin with putting a couple suckers off the front and back of the boat, and we're also casting and reeling with a few different kinds of baits. With water temperatures at 43 degrees, the fish get very lethargic so it's key to slow down when reeling.
In the two hours we fished, I saw one nice sized musky trailing my bait, but it swam deep down when i pulled a figure 8. Muski says that's just the way it goes sometimes, "We had a great day. We saw a fish, we were in the right spots, we just couldn't get an active fish. We're either too early or too late, but we'll come back to these same spots cause they're proven spots."
Today wasn't our day. Maybe it'll be tomorow, but one things for sure. Sometime in the near future if we keep up what we're doing we are going to get a big one.

 

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