Musky 360
Musky 360

Holiday Musky Lure Round Up

As far as musky baits go, there are a million to choose from at the Musky Shop, so for moms, dads, grandparents, husbands, and wives, choosing which ones to gift might be a bit overwhelming. As Christmas is right around the corner, a short list of what might be a home run for the fisherman in your family could be exactly what you need. Here’s a list of 10 quality lures that have made the cut and come recommended by Musky Shop.

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Joe Bucher

Figure 8's 101 : Boat Side Tactics

The figure 8 technique is certainly nothing new in the musky world, yet few anglers have truly mastered this incredible technique. When done correctly, it can be super deadly. In fact, at times it seems like every musky in a lake wants to follow the lure and strike at boatside. However, some musky anglers are far better at this technique than others, and they are able to take full advantage of this weird behavioral trait that muskies have for following lures to the boat. Let’s take a closer look at what makes one angler’s figure 8 that much better than the next.

J Joe Bucher
Steven Paul

Sharpen Your Skills : Timber and Laydowns

While fishing timber for muskies is an ominipresent option in the South, the effectiveness of targeting timber across the entirety of the muskie's habit range can not be overstated. From Tennessee to Canada, if there is standing timber, logs, and laydowns, then there will be muskies. Timber and laydowns are a stationary type of cover that hungry muskies use as an ambush point regardless of season. These partially or fully submerged pieces of wood are something savy musky anglers know they can count on early in the season or during lean years when vegetation is lacking.

S Steven Paul
Musky 360

Winterizing & Protecting Your Musky Fishing Rods/Reels!

As the fishing season is winding down in the North Woods and people turn their attentions to hunting and warm fires, remember to take all of that fantastic gear you bought and store it right! Throwing your pole in the garage is a thing of the past when a nice super reel and rod might cost hundreds of dollars. We need to take the time to winterize our treasured sidearm and keep it in pristine condition for years to come. Here are some inside scoops on preserving your rod and reel with some tips from the Musky Shop!

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Joe Bucher

It Only Takes One Cast To Make A Season!

Late one afternoon into my third day with no muskies boated and almost no fish action of any kind, a small pike suddenly pounced on my lipless JB Rattler lipless crankbait. Then another one hit, and then another. Baitfish started breaking the surface too near sunbaked shallow spots out of the big blow. I could sense something had definitely changed and a small window of opportunity was beginning to open up. Not surprisingly, small pike are often the first to respond when a bite is about to occur, and I was hopeful a musky strike was possible.

J Joe Bucher