Mepps Tactics for Fishing Musky
In North America's top musky waters, the lakes and flowages of northern Wisconsin, ciscos and whitefish are both fall staples in a musky's diet. Evenings in late fall these fish enter the shallows to spawn. Muskies follow them in to feed. Heavy populations of these baitfish provide the oily meat that really adds weight.
Both Mepps Musky and Giant Killers emulate ciscos and whitefish. Try a silver blade model with a white, or black and white bucktail. Rainbow scale blades can also be deadly this time of year. Again, stick with a white or black and white bucktail. Remaining as quiet as possible while fishing these shallows is absolutely essential; don't even use an electric trolling motor. Drift into shore and cast on the way.
Mepps Magnum Musky Killers are a full 143% bigger than the standard Mepps Musky Killer. These big, big lures feature an extra heavy #7 solid brass blade for unequaled flash, and a vibration you can feel all the way up to your shoulders. They can run as deep as eight feet. This makes the Magnum Musky Killer an excellent spinner for fishing the mid-summer haunts of big muskies, including the weed lines bordering deep water. It's also an excellent warm water spinner for fishing over weeds with a rapid retrieve. Keep your rod tip high and start your retrieve quickly when working the weeds with any big lure. (Read Full Article)