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muskieboy46

Sand Muskies

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Lately we have been moving/seeing a lot of fish sitting on the sand but all the follows were late and lazy. Any tips for making them bite? what type of lures work best for these conditions and sand fish?

Thanks,

Trevor

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Might be a good time to try dragging strip ons with a large sucker minnow (if anybody uses them anymore) slowly around that area and see if that gets em to bite.

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down size your presentations and try 9" slugos and witches.

mr

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Speed kills, burn those bucktails. Also try swimm baits fast and digging into sand occassionally.

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We had 3 people fishing. First bait always got the follow. Slow moving cowgirls and gliders got the follows but tried burning bucktails, jigging spinnerbaits, bouncing dawgs, bass tackle with no interest from the fish.

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In shallow sand I like to downsize the bucktails and burn the snot out of them. Ripping shallow crankbaits and working topwater baits over the sand has been effective for me also.

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Depending on how pressured the fish are you may be able to use a swim jig and big shad tail, pitch in front of them and get them to pick it up. Otherwise, when more pressured, you need to try what everyone else has said: speed, noise, be aggressive --- get the fish to react.

tight lines

dan

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My vote goes to topwaters in low light. Lowriders and weagle's, it really isn't fair...lol!

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Had a muskie with a strike over sand on a black pacemaker - came 3/4 out of the water on the hit ... unfortunately it totally missed my lures. Next time will be trying a topwater prop that has main prop towards the front - like a lowrider or humper.

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I would agree with topwater low light.

I'd put my money on fishing them right when the sun is coming up, not in the evening.

Hawg-wobbler!!!

JS

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my experience with sand/shallow fish is that if they are catchable, it's not going to take you long to find out. if they are not, best to not waste your time.

NC Laker - you are on to something there with the front prop, the only prop baits I throw are the ones you mentioned. Also like that mag Hawg Wobbler!!!!

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Alright thanks for the tips guys. I'll have to give some of them a try next time i'm moving fish on the sand.

Trevor

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Its nice to get them in the sand because you don't have to travel far to make a 50# fish grin Low light with slow moving toppers like a Hawg Wobbler has been good for me on larger fish that don't want to play rough in the sun.

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