5) A big mistake people make is not spending enough time in an area.
Make sure you spend
time in a juicy area. It may take a few casts to get that big muskie
6) If you find an area with 1 muskie, you can bet your fishing gear
there will be at least one more
in the area. Remember they call it "musky hunting" so try to locate
their favourite spots.
7) Use at least a 9 weight rod. You need backbone to set the hook.
Muskies have a very hard mouth.
I love my 12 weight Sage with LX 4.5 Islander reel!
8) Be sure to keep the tension on the line, let the rod do the work.
Skits are notorious for spitting out the hook. You usually only have 1
hook on your lure,
not 9 like traditional muskie baits. So keep it tight.
9) Use at least a 30-40 pound flora carbon tipet with a 60-80 flora
carbon fight leader. Due to the size
of the line and to keep the knots as small as possible, I put a little
dab of super glue on the knot. This will make you a happy angler when
you land the fish of your life.
10) Keep your boat as clean as possible to allow yourself room to move
about during the fight.
11) A lure retriever is worth its weight in gold, when fishing in the
rocks and timber. It will be used more than once if you are using a
sink tip in shallow water.