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Zelmsdawg

Early tigers

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Over my years of musky fishing, I've found I've struggled with 2 things. Catching muskies early in the season and catching tigers period. Although I've really only fished them on one lake, so perhaps can't quite say I suck completely...could be the lake wink

So this weekend I'm starting with a clean slate - planning on trying a new lake and just targeting tigers. My question to the great musky minds out there is are tigers generally fished at the same depths and structures, just with smaller lures or do they hang out deeper?

I've gathered little tid bits here and there cursing these boards but are there certain structures or lures/presentations I should be focusing on?

Thanks,

Zelmsdawg

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I don't know when you normally start fishing, but I've caught most of mine before 7:00 AM.

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my best tiger bait is a large bass-sized spinnerbait with a round blade of some type. just try and cover water and you'll probably be successful.

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I'm hardly what anyone would call a Tiger expert. We do have them here on Vermilion but

catching one is simpy more of a chance incounter than anything else.

I caught one on Tuesday and it hit a Grandma off the point of an island, in a shallow bay. I have caught several large Muskies on that same spot over the years. Why that Tiger was there, I couldn't say. I'm sure she wouldn't have been anywhere near there, if there was a large Muskie sitting on that spot.

Most of the Tigers I have caught over the years hit Pike sized baits, that were being worked a a faster pace. If I was specifically targeting them

I would be throwing smaller baits, and working them at a more erratic pace than I would a Muskie at this time of the year.

I could be full of [PoorWordUsage], but I told you that I wasn't a Tiger expert. smile I do know however that this method has worked for me whenever I have been on a lake with Tigers in it.

"Ace"

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Thanks guys,

Its the first trip this year so I'll just be happy trowing lures again but never hurts to catch something.

Zelmsdawg

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