Muskie Fishing Bait
Crafting the Best Baits for Muskie
Muskie are among the largest freshwater fish and one of the most popular trophy fish. Anglers spend hours searching for a monster Muskie to mount on their wall. Catching a giant muskie requires understanding their eating habits and where they like to hang out. A muskie’s diet consists of any fish smaller than them. Suckers, shiners, bass, perch and minnows are common muskie dinners. Muskie lurk around edges of weed beds where they can easily ambush their prey. The muskellunge is known as the fish of 10,000 casts, so patience is a virtue when hunting trophy muskie.
Shop Muskie Baits and Lures
While patience and luck are involved in muskie fishing, Uncle Josh provides the best muskie baits maximizing your chances of landing a monster fish. Try running Sizmic’s Magnum Toad along weed beds. The Magnum Toad is 8.5” long, performs fantastically in thick weeds and offers the great action required of the best muskie lures. Giant lures aren’t always necessary for catching giant muskie. Smaller baits for muskie like Uncle Josh’s Muskie Strip and other pork bait strips have been very successful at landing the monsters.
Fishing Tips and Tricks
Muskie, notoriously known for their ferocious strength, are often sought after simply because they are so much fun to catch. They are a very large freshwater predatory fish, and considered very good to eat. The amount of fight these monsters are able to put up is absolutely unreal.
Where to find Muskie
The Muskie is a relatively uncommon fish that can be very difficult to find. Muskie are found in the Great Lakes region, and are almost always swimming around shallow water. It is extremely rare to find a Muskie at a depth of more than 50 feet.
Their location will usually depend on current trends in eating habits, as well as the amount of vegetation in the area. A boat, while not necessary, can make locating this fish much easier. In smaller numbers Muskie can also be found in some North American rivers, and North Georgia reservoirs.
How to Fish for Muskie
Muskie, while they are good to eat, are also great trophy fish. They are not easy to catch in the least, and handling them once you do can be a complete catastrophe as well. For starters, patience is of the utmost importance when dealing with Muskie. Muskie do not get in any hurry at all, and are very likely to taunt you by making it known that they are there, but not bite on your bait. Make sure you are using an appropriate fishing rod and sturdy line. Proper handling of the fish should be used as well to prevent harm to both yourself and the Muskie.