Tag Archives: Lures

Pete’s Gear: Soft Plastics

Let’s see what Pete has in his tackle bag today!

Red October Baits Vibe TubeRed October Baits Vibe Tube
Is it like a bucktail? Yes. The #7 Mag Wide Willow gives off a heavy thump on the retrieve. But it also has a centrally weighed tube body; when you stop cranking, it has a slow fall rate so it can be jerked or pulsed like a tube to trigger fish.

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New Podcast is up!

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Pete talks with Patrick Sebile of the award winning lure company, Sebile USA. They will tell you which lures are their personal favorites, why they like them and how to use them.

We catch up with Kurt Eltvedt owner of Musky Tales, an online store that offers everything you need for muskie fishing.

And finally…as an added BONUS, Pete shares with you, his proven TIPS and LURE TECHNIQUES!

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How to Get Out of Your Summer Muskie Drought

Muskies are never easy. We hear all kinds of things about what makes them tough to catch – and one of them is warm water, dog day summer conditions. But actually, in many ways, summer is my favorite time of year for muskies. It’s often feast or famine; there are so many things to try; it can be very high speed; it’s always challenging and fun. And if they’re not bitin’ you can always go swimmin’. Allow me to offer a quick 6-pack of solutions that often work for myself and others. To get to six, we’ll look at presentations that just might be something new to muskies’ eyes.

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Puffing

This is a tremendous little tip for use with any type of spinner lure, whether it’s an in-line or overhead spinner style. It’s exactly what I love in life: something very simple, comparatively easy-and I really believe increases interest and reactive strikes. Simply put, most folks just reel their spinners straight in… and often that works quite well with the combination of flash, vibration and a body to target.
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Lure Patterning

There are big advantages to multiple anglers. After decades of guiding, generally a couple anglers at a time, every day, you’d think I’d like to spend a day or two just fishing alone. And I do, if it’s relaxing bobber-watching for a higher density species, but if I’m even halfway serious about muskie-catching, I can’t stand fishing alone – simply because it’s utterly inefficient. When you are talking about a low density critter like a muskie, or trophy northern pike, some “time” needs to be put in for a lure to be truly tested. While weather, time of year, previous patterns and hunches may dictate what is more likely to work, every day is actually a test of you most efficiently finding out what the fish are in the mood for; not what you think they should be in the mood for. Never, ever, start a day with two or more anglers using the same presentation. It just doesn’t make a lick of sense, especially when we’re talking artificial lure use for esox species.
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Petes Tips: Using Berkley Gulp!

Pete and John discuss some techniques for using Berkley Gulp!, while Tex does all the catchin’:

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