How has everyone been doing so far now that we're two weeks into the musky season? I hit a small lake on the opener for 6 hours and hooked into a 35" fish that threw the hooks after a 10 second battle. I only moved one other fish. Both were on bucktails.
Yesterday I hit Mille Lacs and didn't see a fish. I did see a few pike, but no muskies. I've heard that it's been slow out there so far. And I witnessed that first hand. Water temp on Mille Lacs was in the low 60s.
If any one needs a partner to fish for musky, let me know. I've been hunting them with no success for about 2 years. I'd like to get together with some one that can help me catch one this summer. So keep me in mind.
I am currnetly fishing some lakes several hundred miles south of Minnesota and the primary forage base is shad, suckers, and carp. Have been having good success with Bagley's Monster Shad and Rapala's Super Shad crank baits. Both casting and trolling deeper humps have been very successful as of late. If we have had a front pass through I have been going to a giant Sluggo or Fin-S (normally the 7"-10" size bait). Fish it slowly on the highest percentage spots. That has also turned up some good ski's this year. And if there is a bite killing cold front that shuts things down then the odds on bet is to go to live bait----for as my old pappy used to say, "A tough bite is a tough bite. Address it with live bait or go home and mow the yard." Good fishing to you.