Musky America Magazine October 2023 Edition

Musky Fun In The Fall By Craig Sandell © 2007 It was 4:30 in the morning and my good friend Rob Meusec and I were rattling around my trailer at Indian Trail Resort as we prepared to hit the water on this rainy overcast September day. September is a great month for Musky fishing. The summer heat becomes a memory, the water temperature begins to plummet, and the heavier clothes come out of storage as the trees sport their colorful apparel. Rob and I were entered in the Lake Chippewa Flowage Musky Tournament, and this was the second day of the event. Day one was a “skunk” day for us, but it was good to be on the water doing what Musky anglers do. As we drank our coffee and donned our rain gear, we discussed where a Musky might grace us with a little action. The day before, I had a dance card for us that covered productive water with minimal scooting around. I told Rob that I had good confidence in yesterday’s dance card even though we did not have any action and I suggested that we give those locations another try. Rob agreed, and with a plan in hand we set off for the boat so we could be on our first spot at the start of the tournament day at 6:00 am. As we crept up on our first spot, the light of day was beginning to break. We were early so we took the time to double check our lines, re-tie as needed, and make our lure selections. We were poised on a large bar that ranged in depth from 11 feet to 2 feet,