I was smallmouth fishing on a Potomac trib. and came across a large musky in a hole. I couln't get him to bite. I've heard they stay in the same general area, so should I try again in the same location? Also, what lures? I tried a large husky jerk without success. He hung around the canoe for almost 20 minutes and then looked like he got bored and took off. Also, do I even have a shot to catch him in the summer? I've heard the can be pretty lethargic this time of year.
Thanks in advance for the help.
They'll bite anythig,big or small.They just have to be in the mood.
Try fishing at night for them.................
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19' TwinVee Bay Cat
Breezy Point Marina, Md.; Leesburg, Va.
Here in the new river they are very active after a good warm rain, you can hear them chasing the bass around. The locals use live rock bass, but most people use big crankbaits, spinners, or cast Alabama rigs with big shads. Again I think they rarely will chase baits around, the hard part is waiting for them to get hungry. The larger ones will mostly eat live suckers which I believe they use in the midwest also.
It's too hot right now. They may bite if you piss them off but you will probably kill them. The entire river is dependent upon natural reproduction of true strain musky. They stopped stocking tiger musky several years ago, but that may continue again soon. But the true strains need to be left alone until water temps get back below 80. They are over 90+ now, which is lethal to musky, especially after being caught. Come September, try again, big top waters, you need a big net to control the fish and save its and your life (canoe), you need hook cutters, good pliers, 120 pound floro leaders or steel with ball bearing swivels and top quality snaps, heavy action rod to cast LARGE lures. 10 inch crank baits and bucktails are the norm. But bass guys often hook them too but again, the fish often dies from exhaustion because they are not prepared.