Episode 321: Muskie Structure and Bottom Bouncing for Walleye

Today the Mercury Marine Destination starts us on Georgian Bay near Killarney, then over to Biscotasing in Northern Ontario. First, Charlie targets deep water Muskie as they move up onto edges. Downsizing your lures on pressured fish can make a huge difference, so can your choice of leaders. Flourocarbon is invisible and less damaging to hard fighting Muskies.

Then, Charlie heads to Ritchies End of Trail lodge on lake Biscotasi. Bottom Bouncing harnesses have always been a Walleye producer, and this little trick will make it easier on your lines. Proper boat control is crucial and can help keep you in the numbers.

Bottom bouncing Walleye and pressured Muskie.

Species - Muskie

Tackle - Daiwa Lexa 400 reels, Daiwa DXM Muskie Specialty rods, Seaguar Abrazx 130 lb test Muskie and Pike leaders, Mustad Stay Lock snaps with Ball Bearing swivel, Seaguar 80 lb test Thread lock High Impact braided line, Smooth Moves seat mounts, Minn Kota Ulterra bow mount trolling motor with Spot Lock, Humminbird Helix 9 and Humminbird Helix 10 fishfinders, Crestliner 1950 Fish Hawk boat, Mercury 150 hp Four Stroke motor, RAM 2500 Mega Cab Diesel truck with RAM Boxes.

Technique - Down size offerings on pressured fish as deep water fish move up onto edges.

Species - Walleye

Tackle – Daiwa Fuego spinning reels, Daiwa Fuego rods, Minn Kota Ulterra bow mount motor with Spot Lock, Northland Rock Runner Snagless trolling weights, Northland Baitfish spinner rigs, EGO Guide nets, Crestliner 1950 Fish Hawk, Smooth Moves Seat Mounts, Mercury 150 hp Four Stroke motor, RAM 2500 Diesel with RAM Boxes

Technique – Bottom bouncing worm harnesses in strong winds. The Spot Lock on the Minn Kota Ulterra is priceless as a helpful companion.

Special Thanks : Ritchies End of Trail Lodge www.ritchiesendoftrial.com

About Charlie Wray

Charlie Wray has been host of the very popular TV show, Fishful Thinking, since 1990. Part of the success behind the show has been the very informative format. Perfect for both the novice and experienced angler, Fishful Thinking provides entertaining insight for all audiences...read more

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