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When muskie anglers speak of a body of water that is “on”, it means that a good number of muskies in that particular environment are responding well to presentations.  The reason they are responding well to presentations is most likely because they are feeding heavily in areas where anglers are working.  The reason the muskies […]

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The most important tool in any musky fishing arsenal is not lure, line, rod, reel, or fully equipped boat.  The most important aspect of musky fishing is one that many anglers lack, even those who think they are absolutely prepared.  What I refer to is confidence, and its absence will leave you feeling as hollow […]

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In all but the northernmost musky habitats, the heat of summer can be physically tough on muskies.  In the northern extremes of the muskies’ home range, the heat of late June through mid August turns the fish on as waters stabilize in the low to mid 70’s.  This is still within the musky comfort zone […]

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It was the full moon of August 2003. I had recently graduated from college, and was trying to make a living in my home town of Ashland WI.  Of course, trying and doing are never the same thing.  I was cooking at a local restaurant, about to be a substitute teacher, working on some articles […]

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I stood knee deep in the small river with its root beer colored water rolling around my legs.  My casting target was the eddy behind a large boulder.  The current all around was swift, so I lead my mark upstream and cast beyond the boulder.  I kept my rod tip up to keep my line […]

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