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This week we celebrate 100 episodes of the podcast with a massive guest list. We posed a question to all our guests this week about 1 bait that has changed something about their musky fishing. We brought past guests and new guests with all different experience levels. This episode got a bit long but when you talk to 11 guests that will happen. Thank you for listening to us weekly, we hope there are many 100's of episodes yet to come. The guests on this podcast include - Josh Borovsky, Rob Manthei, Jeff Van Remortel, Dick Pearson, Jeremy Smith, Mike Keyes, Spencer Berman, Steve Heiting, Ashley Holmgren, Steve Herbeck, and Dave Slain. Look for new episodes of Back Lash Podcast every Wednesday.
This week we have 2 guests as we talk to Mike Mordas of Muskie Train and Jeff Hanson with Madison Musky Guide Service about the new Mag Diesel from Muskie Train. Mike provides the details about the this new musky bait. We then bring Jeff on to talk about diving depths and when he likes to use this bait. If you need a Mag Diesel or any new musky gear visit Team Rhino Outdoors (www.teamrhinooutdoors.com)
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Check out our very first episode of the Team Rhino Outdoors Musky Fishing Podcast where we talk to Brad Ruh who owns Musky Innovations. This week our topic is the Bull Dawg and it's history. Check out this Podcast --> HERE
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Check out a new episode of the Back Lash Podcast by clicking --> HERE. This week we talk to veteran and musky angler Chris Piha. Chris is also part owner of Llungen Lures. We dive into a variety of topics including the homework Chris is doing to find new musky water when he makes a move in early 2021.
If you just can't get enough musky talk we decided to add another podcast to the mix. Our Back Lash Podcast is still rolling and will continue to come out every Wednesday. This new podcast is all about musky baits and the reason behind their existence. You can find new episodes bi weekly on Mondays. Find this new podcast by clicking --> HERE
This week we talk with Todd Schulz of Musky Moon Guide Service. We talk about fall fishing on rivers, sucker fishing, and the value of Panoptix vs Side Imaging. Check out new episodes every Wednesday. If you need gear to get out musky fishing visit Team Rhino Outdoors (www.teamrhinooutdoors.com) and Musky Mayhem Tackle (www.muskymayhemtackle.com)
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Early season muskies can be a challenge, but can still produce some of the best fishing of the year. Here are a couple tips to get you started chasing some early season esox. Choose your water wisely. Find the warm water. Think erratic.
I usually start my season on darker water and smaller lakes. These types of systems typically get fired up faster which makes them a good choice for starting your season. Darker water lakes will generally warm up faster making the muskies spawn sooner and start feeding sooner. Now this is a general rule! There are years when the clear water and larger systems can get going good by the opener. This is especially true in warmer than normal springs.
Finding the warmest water can be very important. I am always paying attention to my temp gauge this time of year. Even a couple degree difference can be significant in finding actively feeding muskies. No matter what type of system you choose to fish pay attention to finding the warmest water. Shallow bays, shallow flats, northern exposed shorelines, and anywhere streams, creeks, or rivers are entering can be slightly warmer. Spend lots of time in these areas.
In general I throw a lot of erratic lures during early season. Muskies can often be lethargic this time of year, especially following the spawn. Try to trigger reaction strikes by throwing smaller jerk baits, glide baits, and twitch baits. Some of my favorites for starting the season include Squirrelly hellhounds, Hellpuppies, 6” Phantom Softtails, and 5” Slammers. Just remember to work these baits erratically with lots of pauses. Once the water warms to the mid 60’s we start to mix in some Rabid Squirrel and Jack Rabbit spinners, TopRaiders and Fat Bastards, and bigger rubber like Magnum Bulldawgs. Good luck this season and get started early!!
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