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Using My Head (Finally!) for Big Muskies

Posted on March 31, 2017 by .

A Pattern Across Years My eyes were still watering from the cold late October run down Ontario’s Eagle Lake when a nice musky followed my walleye tube to the boat, made a halfhearted turn, and drifted back down into the ghostly depths.  Though I wasn’t encouraged by the fish’s body language, it was nice to…

Tough Conditions – Part 2

Posted on September 30, 2016 by .

Pull The Trigger Big muskies in clearwater systems can be mind-bending when conditions are tough. At those times, it’s essential to take advantage of every opportunity. I believe that properly executed boatside maneuvers are one of the most important aspects of musky angling. How you entice following fish will determine your overall success when it…

Tough Conditions – Part 1

Posted on July 23, 2016 by .

Shocking But True In my opinion, the tougher the conditions, the more important bait selection and the order in which baits are presented becomes. These are also the situations in which the more fishermen in my boat the better I like it. More baits in the water at one time means I can figure out…

Guerrilla Tactics

Posted on June 22, 2016 by .

Are you tough enough? Offbeat Canadian Workouts Ever wake up, look out the window, and wonder why you were born to love muskie fishing? Was it a blessing or a curse? Fishing has been more than good the past several days. The stable weather gave way to an approaching front and big fish were hot,…

Hawg Spots North of the Border

Posted on April 15, 2016 by .

One of today’s most innovative anglers dissects Canadian hotspots The end of the week was nearing and while there had been a couple of good muskies up to 51” caught in camp, cold front conditions and high skies had moved in to make fishing tough. To make matters worse, Travis was in camp filming a TV…

Understanding The Clear Water Musky

Posted on July 4, 2014 by .

It’s a well-known (or at least assumed) fact that clear lake and or cisco/whitefish water muskies have a tendency to drive a person over the edge. These muskies can humble and reduce you into a wide-eyed, babbling, shell-shocked vestige of your former self, as you try to figure out how to get them to eat…