Originally Posted by fishnfool18
Hi, I'm new to musky fishing and this forum. I live in central pa and was wondering if anybody on here is farmilliar with this area and what body of water would be my best bet to catch a musky. I fish little buffalo state park quite often for bass and have caught a ton of muskies in the 12 to 20 inch range but never any bigger than that.I know there are some monsters in there b/c I have seen them and know a guy that caught a 48 incher. Also what is your go to lure for small bodies of water. I have been throwing a high roller prop bait and a northland 1 oz bucktail. Also any suggestions on tackle would be appreciated. Right now my only baitcaster is a daiwa laguna spooled with 14lb braid and a 6'6" mh bass rod rated to 1 oz lures. Thanks for any and all input
I'm from northwest PA. Sorry I can't help you with lakes right in your area, but a few hours north west is the Allegheny river, Allegheny Reservoir (Kinzua), and Chautauqua Lake. The river, from the tailwaters downstream is all good musky water. The Kinzua has considerable numbers of pike and musky, and is rarely pressured. I caught one musky last Sunday and had one follow in about 3 hours time. Chautauqua is a much better known body of musky water, located west of Jamestown NY. You can probably find quite a bit on the internet about Chautauqua. All three bodies of water hold trophies, Chautauqua probably holds the biggest numbers. Good luck.