Cold front river muskies..

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Cold front river muskies..

Postby Gaebler20 » Mon Jul 27, 2015 3:59 pm

Larry, what is your strategy for catching river muskies at the very beginning of a storm rolling in?
as always, your advice is appreciated...
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Re: Cold front river muskies..

Postby dahlberg » Mon Jul 27, 2015 7:59 pm

Pretty much the same as any other time actually. Might look more at the top and bottom end of basins where forage is most likely to be. I would be expecting the fish to bite. It's after the front it might get a little tougher.
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Re: Cold front river muskies..

Postby Gaebler20 » Mon Jul 27, 2015 8:33 pm

What about with an eastern wind? Will that matter much?
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Re: Cold front river muskies..

Postby dahlberg » Tue Jul 28, 2015 6:34 am

east wind reduces your odds perhaps, but not as much as if you stay home!
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Re: Cold front river muskies..

Postby Gaebler20 » Fri Aug 07, 2015 8:09 pm

What would your strategy be for repeated days of cold fronts? Tomorrow will be the 2nd day in a row of cold fronts...deeper and slower or just tie on whiggly and twitch it..??
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Re: Cold front river muskies..

Postby dahlberg » Sat Aug 08, 2015 5:46 am

The fish will not move very far from where they normally set up unless water levels change drastically. Their attitude however will change a lot. I suggest working all the spots and running through the widest possible number of retrieves in terms of speed and cadence. If you can work a wide glide and really make it zig zag, super wide zigs with long "hang times" between every second or third series of zig zags it will often move fish that even whiggley may not stimulate.
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