Bob Turgeon

Bob Turgeon has a passion for chasing big muskies anywhere, but he guides locally on Lake Minnetonka.

Muskie opener here and there

Posted by: Bob Turgeon Updated: June 7, 2010 - 9:17 PM

Muskie anglers around the state hit the 100 plus waters that hold what many consider the states top game fish. As always when chasing "the fish of 10,000 casts" results were mixed but overall I would call the bite good. Warm spring temps put the fish into spawning mode early and the fish were recovered and in early summer  feeding patterns and they were willing to eat . Overall finess style presentations dominated with successfull anglers. Large minnow style twitch baits,  the popular Bulldawgs, Soft-tailed jerkbaits and of course a few fish also were fooled by walk the dog topwaters. Power fishing produced some bites as well with large double bladed bucktails like the Double Cow Girl leading the charge.

Remember to mix things up a bit and don't forget the more subtle presentations when your first efforts come up short.

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