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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-29-2011, 04:54 PM Thread Starter
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Best Live Bait For Muskie?

What's the best live bait for river muskie? How do you fish it?

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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-29-2011, 08:01 PM
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Re: Best Live Bait For Muskie?

I always used BIG live suckers from the river I'm fishing. Caught Muskie, Pike and big catfish.

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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-01-2011, 10:04 PM
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Re: Best Live Bait For Muskie?

too risky if you plan on releasing your catch imo....

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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-01-2011, 10:44 PM
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Re: Best Live Bait For Muskie?

You need a quick strike rig or the musky will swallow the single hook and die. They will eat anything. [email protected]
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post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-08-2011, 11:30 PM
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Re: Best Live Bait For Muskie?

suckers, chubs, perch and those stupid pelletheads
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post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-09-2011, 12:46 AM
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Re: Best Live Bait For Muskie?

I use shad and suckers and chubs. I've caught them on 7 inch perch, BUT! Trout are best (no dorsal spine) but might be illegal in your state...check regs first.
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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-09-2011, 03:27 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Best Live Bait For Muskie?

What if I used circle hooks? Do they work well for Muskie?

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post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-09-2011, 05:28 PM
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Re: Best Live Bait For Muskie?

try skipping down to the thread "circle hooks".
https://www.huntingpa.com/forums/ubbt...78#Post2304978
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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-14-2011, 01:46 AM
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Re: Best Live Bait For Muskie?

I have heard of guys using baby mice for muskie
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