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Hardcore musky guy ??????

  • Randy Wieland
    Participant
    Lebanon. WI
    Posts: 12962
    #2133585

    1 day to fish

    Moderate stain water shallow lake

    Rock bars and crap weeds, a little cabbage here and there

    Goal – raise and hook up on 1 very mature musky and hand the rod and off to someone to land it.

    Full moon- July 13 major is 12:07 to 2:07. Will be on water 11:30-2:30 at a weed edge point that drops 6fow to 14fow. Lake max depth is 19fow

    What are you throwing?????

    Rodwork
    Participant
    Farmington, MN
    Posts: 2461
    #2133588

    How many guys are in the boat to try different stuff and how pressured is the lake?

    Topwater: Big Mama Obnoxious B
    Jerk: Phantom
    Cowgirl: Solid black skirt with hackle and rubber, gold #12 blades BURN baby BURN

    Good luck.

    Michael C. Winther
    Participant
    Reedsburg, WI
    Posts: 1200
    #2133589

    the biggest bucktail that you can handle burning fast for 3 hours with the rod/reel combo that you have available. you’re trying to trigger an aggressive strike during a major. no need to mess around.

    put your boat 1/2 cast from weed edge so that you cover some across the tops but also some outside.

    BrianF
    Participant
    Posts: 465
    #2133591

    Black/black bucktail. Something like a stagger. As Michael suggests, burn that thing until your arms are themselves burning. As my boat partner is fond of saying, ‘lazy retrieve, lazy follows’. Musky fishing has to be painful to get the full experience.

    Randy Wieland
    Participant
    Lebanon. WI
    Posts: 12962
    #2133634

    How many guys are in the boat to try different stuff and how pressured is the lake?

    Topwater: Big Mama Obnoxious B
    Jerk: Phantom
    Cowgirl: Solid black skirt with hackle and rubber, gold #12 blades

    Good luck.

    400 acre ish lake, moderate pressure

    1 guy – 1 rod – 1 bait

    fishthumper
    Participant
    Sartell, MN.
    Posts: 6992
    #2133666

    For me it would be a glide bait. Probably a Phantom or a hellhound. Wish I had the big rods and baits with me last weekend. Had several nice Musky try and get the smaller fish we had hooked. Had a nice mid 40’s fish grab a small bass I was reeling in several times. Each time it would drop it I’d let the bass thrash around for a few seconds and the ski would grab it again. The last time it either got hooked or held onto it for a fair amount of time till it broke me off. 6lb test – Didn’t have much of a chance.

    catmando
    Participant
    wis
    Posts: 1809
    #2133688

    Frog-colored Hawg Wobbler. side pop it once to wake them up then normal gurgling retrieve.

    Randy Wieland
    Participant
    Lebanon. WI
    Posts: 12962
    #2136028

    FYI – my results

    Threw a black/gold /orange jerk bait. Boated 3 little 36” ish in less than 2 hours

    CaptainMusky
    Participant
    Posts: 9989
    #2136032

    That is pretty good Randy! One year I want to brave the elements on Mille Lacs in November for a chance at a true beast. Each year there are several behemoths caught out there.

    gimruis
    Participant
    Plymouth, MN
    Posts: 7979
    #2136087

    Threw a black/gold /orange jerk bait. Boated 3 little 36” ish in less than 2 hours

    I’d call that darn good for just 2 hours.

    Randy Wieland
    Participant
    Lebanon. WI
    Posts: 12962
    #2136101

    <div class=”d4p-bbt-quote-title”>Randy Wieland wrote:</div>
    Threw a black/gold /orange jerk bait. Boated 3 little 36” ish in less than 2 hours

    I’d call that darn good for just 2 hours.

    I’m a firm believer in major/minor times and the right location

    R Petersen
    Participant
    Posts: 95
    #2136109

    Lures & live bait need to be at least 12 to 16″ long. Trolled at 3 to 7 mph.

    Works in edges of deep water. Boring But very productive.

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