Musky America Magazine June 2023 Edition

Down-Sizing For Spring Musky By Craig Sandell © 2012 Planning for a Musky hunt can never start too soon. This year, in addition to the normal array of lures in my arsenal, I have added 3 lures that were bought to give me the option of down-sizing my lure presentation to match seasons or weather conditions. The conventional wisdom holds that in Spring the smaller lures seem to get more attention than the larger lures that we throw in Summer and Fall. Having the flexibility to down-size is an important option. How many times have you head about the guy fishing for another species with a jig and minnow who ends up with a nice sized Musky at the end of his lightweight tackle? Many anglers will also encourage using smaller lures after a cold front comes through during the summer months. So, here are my choices for down-sizing for this Musky season: