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what are the best lures for musky in shallow water(4-8ft.)over grassy areas?

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  • what are the best lures for musky in shallow water(4-8ft.)over grassy areas?

    what are the best lures for musky in shallow water(4-8ft.)over grassy areas?

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    There are many different lures that may well work well for musky in that type of water but there are several variables which could influence ones choice in lure selection. You did not mention what time of year you will be fishing. In early spring just after the spawn I would go for slower moving five to six inch stick baits. Muskies may still be a little tired out from spawning activities and not want to chase down large fast moving baits. That period will not last long and then they will want a bigger meal and put forth the energy to take it. I would increase the size and also add bucktails to the mix. There are many to choose from but standby choices include black tail and silver blade, purple tail and silver blade, brown tail and brass blade. My bucktail bucket includes just about any combination you can think of and I have always been fond of a yellow tail and brass blade. Switch them out until you find one that is producing results. As of late a lot has been written about the over sized double Colorado blades and you may want to give them a try. Top water baits are good all summer as well and provide great excitement when they decide to start hitting them. Later in the summer and into fall lots of people go with the large jerk baits, suicks, bobbies, etc. Muskies will want to bulk up some for the winter and take those larger baits and seem to really like the jerk baits. If you tire of casting all day another good bait in the fall is a live sucker ten inches or so long rigged with a quick strike rig will do the trick as well. Whatever baits you choose, remember that muskies are notorious for following a bait to boat side and then turning away at the last moment. To overcome that it is important to watch your bait at all times and finish the cast with a large figure eight at boat side to entice those followers into a strike.

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    • #3
      I would have to say crankbeits, I've caught most of my big pike and muskies on crankbaits like Rapalas shad rad, and recently got a 51" muskie using a Rapala TT20 crankbait.(pics of that one in my photos)

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      • #4
        Shad rap and I know I spelled crankbait wrong.

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