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Musky Success: Is It...

Musky Success: Is It Really That Difficult?

By Joe Bucher, Editor Emeritus I relate back to my days as a guide quite often in articles. To this day, it is the foundation of my musky memories and knowledge. Admittedly, I still rely on it a lot in my writing since it involved so many ...

Muskies: Go With The...

Muskies: Go With The Flow

By Steve Heiting, Managing Editor The musky moved quickly from the side but then slowed as it turned to follow the topwater toward the boat. Thick across the back, the fish appeared short but its great length became readily apparent as it sank ...

Seasonal

Crankbaits When It...

Crankbaits When It’s Cold

By Steve Heiting, Managing Editor Whenever you’re faced with cold water, a cold day or a cold front, a crankbait is often the best lure choice you can make. In the hands of an angler who understands their applications, crankbaits can be ...

Muskies In The Summe...

Muskies In The Summer/Fall Transition

By Steve Heiting, Managing Editor We’ve reached my favorite part of the musky season — when waters begin to cool at the outset of fall. Fishing for muskies in extremely shallow water — at depths as shallow as six feet of water and less — is ...

Technique Pattern

A Time For Topwaters

A Time For Topwaters

By Luke Ronnestrand If you would have asked me 10 years ago what my five favorite lures were for catching big muskies, it’s likely all five lures would have been topwaters. A lot has changed since then, but topwater lures still catch muskies and ...

Tips and Tricks for ...

Tips and Tricks for Northern Wisconsin Muskies

By Rob Manthei During 19 years of guiding on the waters surrounding St. Germain, Wisconsin, I’ve come to realize that muskies can be predictable, yet most of the time they have a mind of their own. Muskies will act like no other critter, and ...

Tips & Tricks

Crankbaits When It...

Crankbaits When It’s Cold

By Steve Heiting, Managing Editor Whenever you’re faced with cold water, a cold day or a cold front, a crankbait is often the best lure choice you can make. In the hands of an angler who understands their applications, crankbaits can be ...

Muskies In The Summe...

Muskies In The Summer/Fall Transition

By Steve Heiting, Managing Editor We’ve reached my favorite part of the musky season — when waters begin to cool at the outset of fall. Fishing for muskies in extremely shallow water — at depths as shallow as six feet of water and less — is ...

Hot Bites

Hot Bite: Lake St. C...

Hot Bite: Lake St. Clair

SEAN OSTRUSZKA, Social Media Liaison Throughout the season, MuskyHunter.com will check in with guides and anglers around the country to see where the bite is on fire. Hence the name of the section: Hot Bite. If there is a hot bite on the waters ...

Hot Bite: Lake of th...

Hot Bite: Lake of the Woods

SEAN OSTRUSZKA, Social Media Liaison Throughout the season, MuskyHunter.com will check in with guides and anglers around the country to see where the

Fish Biology

Baitfish Dynamics

By Steve Heiting, Managing Editor Over the years I’ve heard many musky anglers tell the story of a big follower or a missed fish that left a “washtub-sized boil” on the surface when it vacated the area. In more than 30 years of chasing ...

Home Range and Musky...

By Jordan Weeks For musky anglers, it helps to know where in the lake, river, or reservoir muskies will be in order to maximize time and effort. After all, you can’t catch a musky where none exist, or at least exist at that period in time. ...

Lake River Reservoir

Bass Angler Boats 60...

By Musky Hunter Staff At first, Joe Gensini thought he was snagged. Once he realized he was hooked to a fish, it took him a while to comprehend how big it was. Now, two weeks later, the size of the musky he ended up catching is still sinking in. ...

Musky Success: Is It...

Musky Success: Is It Really That Difficult?

By Joe Bucher, Editor Emeritus I relate back to my days as a guide quite often in articles. To this day, it is the foundation of my musky memories and knowledge. Admittedly, I still rely on it a lot in my writing since it involved so many ...

General

Tips and Tricks for ...

Tips and Tricks for Northern Wisconsin Muskies

By Rob Manthei During 19 years of guiding on the waters surrounding St. Germain, Wisconsin, I’ve come to realize that muskies can be predictable, yet most of the time they have a mind of their own. Muskies will act like no other critter, and ...

Top 10 Tactics for E...

Top 10 Tactics for Early Reservoir Muskies

By Tony Grant, Field Editor Is the off-season too long of a wait to get your musky fix? Whether it’s on your bucket list or you’re just looking to kick off your season early with a trip down to the South, reservoirs offer unlimited musky fishing ...