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    Equipment Needed and Tips

    So Muskie fishing is not something I have done before.

    What equipment should I be looking at?

    • What type of rod and reel?
    • Line?
    • Tackle?
    • Trolling, what depth?
    • Casting, where?
    • What types of structure? Weeds?



    Thanks for the tips.
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    Good question, from what iv heard they are really aggressive so tackle might not be that important. It's just a mater of finding them in the lake, I was told that they can be found anywhere in the body of water but they prefer deeper colder pockets of water.

    I would definitely be using steel leader as they have some nasty teeth.

    Sorry I can't be of greater help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gustave_homme View Post
    I would definitely be using steel leader as they have some nasty teeth.
    That is a good tip.

    Some people tell me they have good success just casting and retreiving and others with trolling.
    I guess I will just have to try em both.
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    Pif

    My Dad calls Musky "fish of 10,000 casts"
    I think being at the right place at the right time could land you a Grand-Daddy Musky.
    I agree that equipment must be hefty, a short strong pole for trolling,
    5'6" to 6'.
    A longer, heavier pole for spinning gear...
    You can go overboard with the equipment which will take take the sport out of it, I believe you, like myself, are a sportsman and enjoy the challenge of the hunt.
    Trolling is the way to go...IMHO

    I am going to PIF you a Trolling reel that has not seen much action, and probably never will from me.
    Consider it a PIF and a Thank You for starting Archer and Angler and keeping things fresh and entertaining.
    The Daiwa Millionaire ll 500M was purchased in the mid 1980' and only used twice however I have kept it in mint condition, lubricated and actuated yearly. It needs a new home.
    The Daiwa will accept 220 yards of 14lb test.
    Centrifugal anti-backlash control and a beefy drag system will ensure you
    land your first Musky.
    Reel is more than suitable for downriggin as well.
    Here is a stock internet photo.
    Your reel is in much better shape than this.
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    BTW we need to start a section for PIF's and Hauls
    PM me your shipping address Cory and find yourelf a Musky rod

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    Well I received this real and I give a GREAT BIG THANK YOU to @Wyatt. This real is in fantastic shape and will be great for fishing these large fellas. Not only was there a great real in the box but he also sent me a great Mepps musky lure.
    I immediately installed this real on a Shimano 6'6" rod. I will be spooling it with 14 lb test shortly.
    In case any of you are wondering, like I did, what a PIF is = Pay it Forward.

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    Again, thank you Wyatt.
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    Looks like you have good sturdy combo there.
    I am happy the Daiwa will get some use.
    Good luck with the Muskies!
    Last edited by Wyatt; 07-19-2012 at 08:22 AM.


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