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Old 09-06-2018, 07:57 AM
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I'm getting ready for a musky fishing trip to Lake Namakagon in October and have been reviewing my musky lures. I have two Lakewood tackle boxes that are filled with different types of lures but the funny thing is when on the lake I find myself only using 2-4 different lures. Last year I caught my largest musky when we took a break from musky fishing and were bass fishing. Caught him on a #3 Mepps silver blade/black skirt. Also caught a large northern on the same Mepps. So does anyone else find themselves only using a hand full of lures when you have tackle boxes full of others ?
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Old 09-06-2018, 09:07 AM
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Less is often more; that being said having access to a wide variety of baits on a trip is good thing. Bucktails are usually the go to on a CA trip but I have caught many fish on Jerk Baits, gliders, Bulldawgs Cranks etc... when the fish don't seem to want to chase something going straight. In August I was in Canada and we were moving and catching fish on bucktails. We saw a fish surface near an area we just fished and did not get a response from. We circled back and I tossed on a Bulldawg and caught this girl. Always good to listen to the fish and give them what they want when what you are trying is not working...
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Old 09-06-2018, 03:04 PM
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Less is often more; that being said having access to a wide variety of baits on a trip is good thing. Bucktails are usually the go to on a CA trip but I have caught many fish on Jerk Baits, gliders, Bulldawgs Cranks etc... when the fish don't seem to want to chase something going straight. In August I was in Canada and we were moving and catching fish on bucktails. We saw a fish surface near an area we just fished and did not get a response from. We circled back and I tossed on a Bulldawg and caught this girl. Always good to listen to the fish and give them what they want when what you are trying is not working...
Nice fish Mojo!
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Old 09-12-2018, 06:38 PM
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Re: Just several lures - pretty common experience. My best success has been with smaller lures, my own tied spinners, although I have to admit I do not much target muskies much any more. Back when I really really did, a Heddon Lucky 13 was my favorite bait - 3-3/4" or so long.

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Old 09-26-2018, 07:57 AM
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I probably bring 100 baits and use 20. I could seriously get away with 5-10. Here are the must haves:

Twin 10's
Twin 8's
Showgirl
Top Raider
Shadzilla 9.5in original
Hellhound
Shallowraider
Pearson Grinder
Slopmaster

This would do the trick for me now that I think about it!
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