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Rob M

Wind Muskies

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Guys,

What do you do when there are 15-30 mph winds for muskies? As many of you know, this last weekend was pretty rough. I tried to focus on wind blown shorelines with no luck. Do any of you have any techniques/lure suggestions when it gets windy out?

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I do the opposite only because I fish by myself often. I fish the calm side. If you have ever battled a fish in strong winds such as that when fishing alone, you will know what I mean. Dangerous for the fish and dangerous for your boat. I remember one time fighting a fish in 20-25 mph winds and the wind blowing me directly into someones dock, not fun. I actually choose to stay home now unless I can find someone to go with. Not really safe for the fish in these cases.

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I head for the rocks! Generally speaking when we are on the rocks, it is about 6 miles to the closest docks laugh

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Had it not been a massive cold front/water stirring event, i'd be pounding the wind blown shores.

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but do any of you have regular success on "Dark water" tigers in a high wind

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I have had success during windy mid days on dark water with tigers now that you mention it...pretty much the only success with tigers I've had

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I would say we did pretty good last sunday. Had a few come to our boat hot but didn't commit to figure 8, few strikes/blow ups and had 1 fish on for a few sec. We fish windy side most of the time.

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Go to key spots where the wind is hammering in and fish the back eddies created by the wind current.

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not much of a lake guy anymore, but when i was more into them i liked to find a large, as big as i could find, flats area with submerged weeds and cast shallow runner cranks and bucktails over the tops of the weeds. much easier to handle the boat in high winds when theres nothing close to worry about. normally i'd just drift and control very little with the electric. very good success too. drift socks work great if you have two people or are good at getting it out and fighting a fish too. not then but now on rivers i hook the retrieve line to my front electric motor(anchor winch) and just reel it up with that. would work on a lake too.

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