Livescope Strike GIFs – How to cast better – Al Lindner on musky fishing
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Live Viewin' Muskies
We love talkin' baits and tactics, but the biggest "game-changer" in musky fishing over the past couple decades has been electronics.
For how big the live sonar stuff has gotten the last couple years, I'm surprised there aren't more folks recording and sharing clips online.
I was watchin' a new video from Wired2fish and they had some sweet clips we had to share here in the newsletter:
#1 – Looks like a musky followin' a bait on a straight retrieve:
#2 – Could you imagine watchin' a musky take a savage strike at your bait like this feisty open water 'skie??
#3 – Also, how cool is this strike, jiggin' over the top of some shallow weeds??
We all know someone who still thinks fishin' with 2D sonar is cheating....
Probably shouldn't show 'em these clips, unless you want this reaction:
Casting Big Baits
If you haven't worked on improving your casting technique, this new video from Doug Wegner is worth a watch:
When you're castin' big baits, you should be optimizing for a few things:
- Casting Distance
- Minimizing Tumbling & Tangling
- Minimizing Shoulder Fatigue
The first thing Dougie recommends is lengthening your leash:
Another important piece of the puzzle is maximizing your output/effort ratio by using extra-long rods that launch baits long distances without a max-effort cast.
Do yourself a favor.... Start using longer rods and dial in your casting technique. Your shoulder will thank you after a long season of fishin' big baits.
Musky Fishing = Punishment
Couldn't help but laugh reading this quote from Al Lindner:
"If you’re a very bad person in this life, your punishment will be casting to muskies for the rest of eternity."
Kinda makes sense if you think about it.... The grind is real! 🤣
Some of us willingly chose to start our "punishment" early.... 🤷♂️
Musky anglers every time they launch the boat:
But sometimes the reward is worth the hours of punishment!
This Week's Mashup:
#1 – Really diggin' this black canvas painting from @jkostella 🔥
#2 – About the only time you'll see us excited about pike is when they're THIS massive – great shot from Elwin Van Middelkoop in the Netherlands.
#3 – I think we've all been there.....
#4 – I can feel Josh Johnson's pain through the screen right now:
His quote with the photo:
"Please show me on the net where the giant musky hurt you. What a heartbreak.... Can’t wait for my new net to arrive."
– Fall musky livebait fishin’ w/ Pete Maina (video)
– Kayak musky fishin’ action w/ Jay Siemens (video)
– Chasin’ Wisconsin muskies w/ Todays Angler (video)
– Fall musky fishing in northern WI w/ Burnin’ Eights (video)
– Green Bay musky fishing w/ Smith Fishing & Phil Stodola (video)
– Updates on Lake Geneva in Wisconsin (link)
– New musky baits from Livingston (link)
– OneWater Marine acquires T-H Marine for $185m (link)
THIS WEEK'S MONSTER MUSKIES:
Check out this big 55.25-inch Green Bay bruiser outta Doug Wegner's boat. #LowLightLeviathan
Feast your eyes on this big, clean croc-headed 'skie from Donnie Manz in MN 💪
It doesn't get as much attention as MN, WI and ON, but Michigan sure has some beauty 'skies! Lovin' the colors on this 50-incher from David Dykowski 😍
Danny Herbeck sure knows how to break in a new boat! This 54.5-inch monster was part of a three-fish-day on Eagle Lake. #KillinIt
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