There's an article in the current In-Fisherman about using big tube lures. One guy says he can't count how many muskies he's caught on Lake Minnetonka using them on weedlines. He says he casts it onto the milfoil and then pulls it off and lets it swim down the weededge. Sounds like a good lure to try in lakes and rivers. On rivers, it says they jig them off the bottom as the boat drifts with the current. Supposedly deadly.
Sounds like something I'll be trying this summer on Tonka. Anybody here have any experience with 'em?
Up north in the BWCA, all I use is tubes against the walleyes. As far as musky go, I have never used tubes for them. But all in all, the tube bait is killer almost anywhere you go. use it agains weedlines, rock piles, drop offs, and deep holes. You are sure to land something.
I use alot of tubes for bass. Versitilty is key with these lures, very weedless and many wieght setups. Gotten quite a few nice northern on them also. Fishing the edges of pads but also outer weedlines. Sounds like it would work.
PS watermelon color works great in clearish lakes. Something closer to white in murkey
If you've got short, stubby fingers and wear reading glasses, any relaxation you would normally derive from fly fishing is completely eliminated when you try to tie on a fly. ~ Jack Ohman, Fear of Fly Fishing, 1988