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Old 12-13-2008, 08:43 AM
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to any one who muskie fishes with wooden lures,, how do you rig them? i dont want to loose any lures. Also would colors like pearch patterns and sucker patterns be my best option/
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Old 12-13-2008, 01:39 PM
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It is inevitable that when targeting toothy fish, especially apex predators like Musky, no matter what you do, plugs will get lost.
Short wire leaders in the 50 lb range will help. In my experience, it's the run to structure that most often causes the snap off.
Plugs in natural food source patterns always work best. For Pike and Musky, Yellow perch, white Perch, and Sucker schemes will produce. Red fin shiner imitators are also a good choice. I remember an old timer that used to travel all the sportsman's shows in the winter, went by the name Musky Man, he made a huge wooden plug, jointed with a rubber tail fin. All you did was hammer jerk the rod tip and the plug would dive and cause the tail to slap the surface with a huge splash. He made them in 2 colors, Yellow Perch, and Sucker.
I wish I had bought a few back then, I'd love to try them out on Stripers in a pogy paint scheme.
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Old 12-14-2008, 05:34 PM
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Thanks............
Any one ever fish greenwood lake?
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Old 12-14-2008, 08:34 PM
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I have. Not much luck with the muskie though. I never really committed to it though.
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Old 12-22-2008, 06:53 PM
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iv got some great ideas for muskie plugs... wont have them built till maybe mid january but when i do ill post them
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Old 12-22-2008, 07:28 PM
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alot of the early creek chub lures, pikies,wigglefish and injured minnows all were designed with the pursuit of Pike and muskies in mind... when fishing voracious species like Pike and muskies... big is best.
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