Musky America Magazine

The Quest For A Weedless Musky Lure Throughout the Musky season, weeds are an unavoidable consideration when fishing for our Musky friend. In the early Spring, we are searching for emerging weeds and as the season progresses, we are seeking methods to fish close to the weed edges. We all know that emerging cold fronts have Musky holding deeper next to weedy areas or even right into the weed. These Musky movements have Musky anglers looking for ways to fish Musky when they are in tight to or deep in the weeds. Over the years, there has been a parade of weedless Musky lures that offered the promise of a solution to fishing in the weeds. Some of these weedless lures are somewhat successful and some just flat don’t work. When you consider that we are trying drag a spinning mechanical device, bristling with hooks through a tangle of underwater vegetation, it is amazing that anything can successfully navigate that type of obstacle. I recently had the opportunity to visit a custom lure and tackle outlet in Boulder Junction Wisconsin, Janie’s Flies . While I was there, I came across a weedless lure configuration that deserves some serious consideration as we look to the 2014 Musky season. Janie Harpster , the owner of Janie’s Flies, has put together a weedless Musky Lure configuration that is a very interesting approach. The lure has either a single or tandem #5 French blade. The lure is also equipped with a 4/0 or 6/0 Gamakatsu EWG Hook.

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