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CAN ANYONE HELP ME GET STARTED LEARNING HOW TO FISH FOR THOSE MUSKY I SEE GUYS CATCHING ON HERE. IT SEEMS LIKE ITS ALWAYS AROUND THE STEAM PLANT WHEN ITS GENERATING CAN YALL HELP ME OUT. I DONT EVEN KNOW WHAT TO THROW AT THEM. I CAN TELL YOU THAT I HAVE BEEN CATCHING CRAPPIE PRETTY CONSITENTLY IN BULL RUN CREEK BACK IN THE COVE WHERE THE PIER USED TO BE ON HENDERSON RD. CATCHING THEM ON A JOHN DEERE GREEN GRUB THE KIND WITH A BLADE ON IT TIPPED WITH A MINNOW, IT MIGHT SOUND FUNNY BUT THEY SEEM TO LIKE IT, ABOUT 3 TO 5 FT AROUND DOWNED TREES BACK THERE NOT SO MUCH AROUND THE OLD PIER POSTS LIKE YOU MIGHT THINK. I HOPE THATS ENOUGH INFO TO TRADE FOR SOME MUSKY INFO THANX
 

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Let me know when you want to go. PM me your info........Ill show you what I can...
 

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Well Smokey, we're probably quite a distance apart but I'll give you some ideas to get you started.



First off you need a rod with a lot of back bone. St Croix makes great rods but can be pricey. You'll want at least a medium heavy rating. Be careful, because each manufacturer has different ratings. You want something that can hold at least a 2 oz. bait and is rated for 20-40 pound line. Not sure if you have them down your way cause the last time I was in the Bass Pro at Seveirville they didn't, but check out the Pete Mania muskie combos. Good value and great starter rods.



Bait cast reel is a must cause you'll be throwing bigger baits. Abu Garcia C3's 6500's are a pretty good standard and not too pricey. Shimano Calcutta's are a very good reel but a little pricey. I've got Shimano Cardiff 401A reel coupled with a medium Heavy St. Croix rod (7 footer) and a Pete Mania combo as well.



Go with braided line at least 50 pound (maybe more) to ensure you can get the fish in and release her unharmed with mnimal stress on the fish. I like Power Pro Line. A leader of either wire or florocarbon is a must....cause they can chew through Braid.



Baits- Get yourself a few bucktails, some large spinnerbaits 1.5 oz at least (2 oz. is better). Also some Believers and Super Shad Raps are great baits to get started with.

Perch color works well up my way.



While not all encompassing, this should help you a bit.



Good luck.
 

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I musky fish on MH as much as anybody. The Volunteer Musky Hunter Club is a good way to get ahead. We try and help out guys that want to get started in learning the ways to target, catch, and release muskies. The steamplant has basically not been very good this year due to low river flow and we are finding muskies in other places. I've also got many musky lures for sale to get anybody started.



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I'm here snoot


Can't really label me a muskie fisherman cause I'm a newbie at it, now MJ is a different story

Misty has given some great advice, please take note.



If there is any thing that I could add it would be #1 muskie fishing is unlike any other and can be very addicting and frustrating at the same time, if you are used to catching a lot of fish you will learn what I'm talking about. Only a muskie fisherman could tell you with a smile on his/her face that it was a good day if he/she turned/sited a fish or it was a great day if one actually caught a fish, mutiple fish in one day you'll think you have died and went to heaven. It will definitely try your patience.

#2 Do your homework, read as much as you can.

#3 Have the proper equipment, rods/reels, baits, net, release tools. Once you fall to this evil fish you'll want to preserve the fishery, which will mean total catch and release. To insure a good release you have to have the right tools i.e.; bolt cutters, long nose pliers and jaw spreaders.

There is a ton of info out there and it can be overwhelming, start with the basics and go from there. Don't get caught up into buying 25 baits right off the bat, there not for the faint of heart and will damage your bank roll
. Start off with a few that cover the water column.



Good Luck and tight lines!
 
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