John Bette (the leader guru at Stealth Tackle) shares a quick tip that will help minimize issues when you're trolling bucktails for big muskies.
John Bette (the leader guru at Stealth Tackle) explains how you should be adjusting your terminal tackle as you switch to larger baits in fall.
Wisconsin guide Kevin Pischke shares a few of his favorite leader choices for fall musky trolling season. You can find quick links to all of his favorite leaders in this week's newsletter (link)
One of the few places in musky country that wont be as busy on opening week are the beautiful lakes of NW Ontario. For the first time ever, the US/Canadian border will be closed to foreign anglers due to COVID concerns. For all the lucky Canadian anglers here's my opening day/week assessment for Eagle Lake and Northwest Ontario: The Canadian Opener is anywhere from as many as 6-7 weeks to 2 weeks later than most Musky Openers. Many of the traditional early season patterns can be similar some years because of being a bit further north and the average sizes...
What's one tweak that you can make to catch more muskies using swimbaits? Try a different style of leader. While your traditional musky leader will work just fine, a solid wire leader will create less resistance in the water, which allows the bait to have even more action. Eliminate the snap and add a solid ring instead to maximize the amount of wobble your swimbait will have on the retrieve.