How To Catch Tiger Muskie
Muskies are some of the most elusive fish not to mention that they are also pricey owing to their huge size. Fishing for tiger muskie requires tactics and especially because the fish likes waiting in weed beds for its prey and therefore not very easy to spot. However, muskellunge preys on other fish including small muskrats and ducklings and therefore will be found where these are in large numbers. Muskies can easily be spotted through their distinct body coloring as they are light brown, light green and silver but one will need to count their pores located on the bottom of the jaws to distinguish them from northern pikes.
Although muskies are known for their large size, their growth process is very slow and therefore needs to be conserved through catch and release angling. This however calls for careful handling to avoid mortally injuring them as releasing them won’t be successful if it happened. Mature tiger muskies can be tricky to catch and especially because of their power contributed by their big size. Fishing for tiger muskie requires different tactics depending with whether you want to catch and release or take a catch for consumption.
For catch and release, artificial baits are recommended rather than live lures. When caught, it will be advisable to keep the fish in water and when lifted, proper support should be given to the big fish to avoid serious injuries that might render it hard to release them again. Fishing for tiger muskie can also be done using spinnerbait, bucktails, spoons, topwater jigs and lures. You should choose the right bait colors depending with the fishing conditions with black baits ranking highly in the list of muskie lures. Different colors will be suitable for different fishing water and weather conditions. Light or fluorescent colored baits will be suitable for poor water clarity or overcast sky conditions.