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I have a place in CV out near Grenadier and Fox islands. A couple of years ago I took up chasing musky with many great suggestions from the guys in this forum. So far nothing in the boat yet but have had a couple on. I retired the beginning of May so time is no longer an excuse. I have a good boat ( 19 1/2 crestliner)  and most anything that might be needed out there. I also know the structure around here pretty well from chasing walleye. So..if anyone wants to jump in the boat let me know! This end of Lake Ontario is pretty volatile so days when all options are available are few and far between. Based on the theory that many of the slr lunge summer in the lake and move into the river in the fall I have a goal to spend some time out by charity shoal and pigeon island. Awesome structure out there. Just need the weather to cooperate. 

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I have a place in CV out near Grenadier and Fox islands. A couple of years ago I took up chasing musky with many great suggestions from the guys in this forum. So far nothing in the boat yet but have had a couple on. I retired the beginning of May so time is no longer an excuse. I have a good boat ( 19 1/2 crestliner)  and most anything that might be needed out there. I also know the structure around here pretty well from chasing walleye. So..if anyone wants to jump in the boat let me know! This end of Lake Ontario is pretty volatile so days when all options are available are few and far between. Based on the theory that many of the slr lunge summer in the lake and move into the river in the fall I have a goal to spend some time out by charity shoal and pigeon island. Awesome structure out there. Just need the weather to cooperate. 

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Ill keep it to readily available baits and assume you're a beginner

Casting..dive n rise suick thrillers, bondy baits, spinnerbaits/ bucktails, flaptail like lees, large rattle traps, glidebaits, large swimbaits

Jigging..tubes such as red October, large bucktail jigs, shumway fuzzy duzzit, bondy baits. Check out muskyshop.com for an idea of what's out there. The sky's the limit on what you can spend on a single bait but no need to get carried away like some of us...lol

Get yourself a couple bondy baits, a few suick thrillers in 7,9, 10 inch, couple large rapalas, big Rattle Trap, and a couple larger swimbaits, some prettied leaders and go from there. Most importantly arm yourself with proper release tools and watch a couple YouTube videos on responsible handling of musky which becomes even more critical when the water temps get warm like they are now. 

Oh and first things first, call your credit card company and see if they will give you a credit limit increase

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Yeah. Spending money on lures won't guarantee you fish. I dragged around a Mattlock and a Headlock to no avail last week. Even left the price tags on the lips so the musky would know I was serious but they didn't fall for it. Oh well.

 

Actually. In my short time musky fishing I've caught (hooked) them on my cheaper lures. A couple on a depth raider, one on a Tuff Shad, 2 on a big jointed Shad Rap (casting) and one on a Giant Flat Stick. Just getting started, obviously, but my big money baits haven't done anything for me yet. 

 

 

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Crap, how did i forget depthraider/topraiders?? And bulldawgs? Get those too. 

 

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Dont forget about NYS baitmakers. NYS has some top wood crafters and just like local bait shops, if we dont support em they won't be around.

 

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Nathaniel,

No doubt about it, there are some phenomenal New York bait makers including the one who commented above. Problem is they can be hard to get and unless you can get them directly from the maker they go for grossly inflated prices generally speaking. If you're looking for info on specifics feel free to shoot me a p.m. but Baker's, wyss, Mr toothy, DK(though impossible to get)just to name a few.

On a side note, has anyone been out on the SLR recently wondering what water temps are. Guessing a bit too warm to responsibly Target musky, during the day anyways

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Hopefully dropping fast, cold nights up here lately...

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Lots of excitement up there with the bass since it got named top bass water by bassmasters.

Bet u had a blast!

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That is a true bucket mouth, not a bass guy but I would not be upset about catching that. Nice work

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We were thrilled with the accidental bass! Biggest bass I've had in the boat in a long time. To prove she still had it she got back to muskies quickly.2019-08-17-18-30-55-717.thumb.jpeg.47b5c3ca4c2c6c714ba22c5580432270.jpeg

 

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