Musky America Magazine

You may have noticed that many of the musky shows we are all use to attending have been canceled because of the raging Corona Virus. Muskie Fever can still really take hold of us all. We find ourselves dreaming of open expanses of water where monster Muskie are snapping at our lures and providing us the thrill of a lifetime. We find ourselves looking longingly at our tackle boxes and the lures that are in our arsenal and wondering if, perhaps, we should add a lure or two. Throughout the year, we find ourselves inundated by advertisements for lures that are "guaranteed" to catch a Muskie "just like the one" pictured in the ad. But before we start digging too deep into our wallets, perhaps it’s time for a reality check. No lure is guaranteed to catch Muskie. They may be guaranteed to perform in a certain way when used but they are not guaranteed to put a Muskie in the boat. Just because someone "supposedly" caught a monster Muskie using XYZ lure, there is no assurance that you will be able to duplicate that feat if you use XYZ lure. The same thing goes for rods, reels, electronics, line, boats and motors. Before you chuck that hard-earned money onto the counter, you might consider the following: • How many lures do you have and how often do you use them? [Be honest with yourself !!] • How many of the lures that you use have actually caught fish? • Did you select the lure type and/or color because it caught your eye or was it part of your attack plan? • Did you buy your lures based solely upon an advertisement? Most Muskie anglers are strongly influenced by lure advertisements or Muskie fishing videos. Take for example the Poes brand of lures. These lures are the main focus of a particular fishing personality who also has a vested interest in the