MHM Feb/March 2021 (Page 24)  We have just ended the late season run which I hope for you was a successful end to a strange year. One way many folks, myself included, finish the year is using livebait (suckers) for muskies, because it is a very effective method late into the season. There is one…

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MHM Dec/Jan 2021 (Page 25)  If you are still fishing during this time of year, one thing is for certain — you’re looking for “the one.” It’s big fish time and nothing else matters. And if there is one type of bait that goes along with chasing big muskies late in the year, it’s big…

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MHM Oct/Nov 2020 (Page 23)    Adding weight to achieve greater depth from your lures is no secret and is certainly nothing new to musky fishing. There are a lot of homemade ideas that work well — from simply hanging a bell sinker off a hook to modifying wire shafts, or even pouring lead into…

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MHM Aug/Sept 2020 (Page 25)In musky fishing, one of the most exciting things you can experience is to have a fish stalk and then hit your topwater lure. Summer topwater fishing is top of the charts in my book. It is hard to find anything that beats it. There are many things that can go…

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MHM-June/July 2020 (Page 21)We often talk about how different leaders can affect the action of different lures. In most cases, we are talking about this in regard to casting, but it can also apply to trolling. Early in the year, short-line trolling can be very effective and is a lot of fun. Short-line trolling, or…

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MHM April/May 2020 (Page 20) We spend a lot of time talking about the snap on our leaders which connects to our lures, and rightfully so. However, we should address a few things at the other end — where the leader attaches to the fishing line. In this column, I will break down your different…

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MHM Feb/Mar 2020 (Page 24) The Stay-Lok snap is arguably the best snap on the market for musky fishermen, but the No. 1 reason why people do not use these snaps is they simply have trouble opening and closing them. I have seen this issue constantly at sports shows, visiting clubs, and talking with customers.…

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MHM Dec/Jan 2020 (Page 27)  Those who will battle the elements for one more shot at a trophy will do whatever it takes. We are often faced with doing everything we can to survive on those not-so-nice days. Finding the right clothes to wear, using portable heaters… we’ll do anything we can to make it.…

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MHM Oct/Nov 2019 (Page 21)      One topic of discussion that seems to come up more than a few times a year, is the topic of using monofilament for your leaders vs. fluorocarbon to help you save a few bucks. Before we really get into discussing things, I will try to clarify some differences…

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MHM August/Sept 2019 (Page 24) (Page 25)Now that we’re in full blown summer mode, there is one lure type that stands out above the rest. Bucktails (or as some will refer to them, in-line spinners) appeal to both the casting and trolling crowds. If you are fishing in the summer months, at some point you…

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