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Old 09-02-2005, 09:35 AM   #1 (permalink)
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bait suggestions for stubborn tiger muskies ...ive tried water dogs with small bites but no massive strikes to I can set the hook ....what do you guys think about crawdads or a dead sucker?
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Old 09-02-2005, 10:33 AM   #2 (permalink)
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nothing dead muskies like live bait... try fatheads rigged threw the head.



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Old 09-02-2005, 11:21 AM   #3 (permalink)
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i have heard people fishing with dead suckers or even just large strips of sucker meet. i have been saving any suckers i catch up here to go after muskies i go with the suckers over the craws and if live baitfish was legal and available id try that first
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well im gonna get some large crawdads and try it tonight
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Old 09-02-2005, 03:43 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I have landed my biggest tiger muskies on soft plastic crawfish imitations while bass fishing.
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bait suggestions for stubborn tiger muskies ...ive tried water dogs with small bites but no massive strikes to I can set the hook ....what do you guys think about crawdads or a dead sucker?
Muskies can be hard to get a hook set on. Half of their mouth is solid bone so the hook needs to be either in the corner of their mouth or in the bottom jaw.
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well still havent gotten my big tiger muskie...have had a few hits ...sucks I feel like im so close then bam ...nothin .....oh it looks like I have a couple thousand more casts to go
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Muskies are said to be the fish of 10,000 casts so you just have to keep trying and trying and trying. I would stick to baits you have confidence in and know how to fish. This time of year I would think their metabolism is high and they can be pretty agressive, you just have to get your bait infront of a fish that is ready to eat, or piss them off to the point of hitting. If you are getting follows or short strikes you might try a more subtle presentation. I think it is more of a timing thing than anything else and more people catch muskies while fishing for another species such as Walleye and Trout, but I think that is simply due to the fact that it was time for those fish to eat. I wish I had an exact answer for you, but you simply have to keep castin' and put your time in.
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Old 09-12-2005, 11:29 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Muskies are said to be the fish of 10,000 casts so you just have to keep trying and trying and trying
thats for pure strain muskie our "inbread" tigers might be the fish of 5,000 casts...lol

no really in recent years that fish of thousands of casts mistque as changed and lots of folks target them and catch fish all the time but they have spent there time studdying the habits and haunts of the fish and are not just flailing the lake with spnner baits for hours on end
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Old 09-12-2005, 04:08 PM   #10 (permalink)
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I caught my 48" tiger muskie from Lon Hagler on a 10" live sucker that I was fishing for big cats. He didn't really have much of a chance as I was using 50lb mainline and a 100lb leader. My dad caught his 50" tiger muskir from Lon Hagler also casting for bass. He caught him on a Peco Perch.
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