fisherman21

Planning a trip to waneta

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I'm planning on spending a weekend on waneta this fall for Musky. I don't know much about musky fishing, but it's one fish that has been on my bucket list. I recently purchased a rod and specifically for musky, and I a huge coated net for landing them. Just had a few questions I was hoping someone could help me out with.

Which month should I plan my trip?

What kind of main line and leader should I run?

What depths should I be focusing on?

And what are a few must have lures I should have?

 

I know a lot of guys don't like sharing specifics, but I would really appreciate any info you guys would be willing to give. I would love to catch my first Muskie

 

 

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Asking guys for their musky secrets is like asking to spend the night with their wife. Actually that's an exaggeration, they'd sooner give ya the wife
Lmao I'm not a musky fisherman but thought the same thing seems like those and perch is hard to find info on.....hopefully someone reaches out in a pm or something to help a fellow fisherman

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Waneta is a good choice for your first one. The lake is small enough no matter what you offer muskies will see it. I would go in September. 65 lb braid will handle any fish there. Any good leader will work but avoid the cheap eagle claw type stuff;the snap will fail and break your heart. Baits are up to you. When they're hungry anything works,when they have lockjaw you get skunked. Good luck.


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65lb or 80lb braid is most common along with a quality leader of heavier strength for casting .

For fall casting- mid sept to ice up is best imo. As for baits, old classics like a suick r easily available and have tricked 1000s of fish along with the many rubber baits now days that are easy to fish .

Best luck n hope u get to check this one off Ur bucket list and trust me on this- have some bolt cutters in Ur boat.

 

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Thank you guys for all who gave me info about targeting musky. I was able to land my first this weekend, and my buddy was also. We each had 3 opportunity’s this weekend, all casting. If you like catching fish, Musky Fishing isn’t for you. Its mentally and physically draining, but casting from sun up to sun down 2 days in a row paid off. I would love to make one more trip out this year in hopes to hookup with the between 40 and 50 incher that hit me 5 feet from the boat. All in all, it was a great experience, and I now see how musky guys get addicted to this fish.


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