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Muskie can be found in many types of environments throughout their range. From rivers, streams, and reservoirs to big deep lakes and everywhere in between. This poses a challenge to the avid muskie fisherman. Muskie behave and feed differently depending on their environment. The following information should help to clarify the differences in muskie habits and tendencies within these different environments.

Muskie waters

The body of water that a muskie is currently calling home can have a dramatic impact on how a muskie angler should fish that area. Water depth, temperature, and quality should effect the lures you throw out. Here is some information any muskie fisherman should know before fishing a certain type of muskie water.


Fishing for and Catching Muskie in Steams and Rivers: »
Moving water is great for finding muskie, however their habits can be different from a lake muskie.

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Fishing for and Catching Muskie in Stained, Dirty Water Lakes: »
The line of sight and visibility is cut substantially in these waters, new muskie techniques are required.

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Fishing for and Catching Muskie in Clear Water: »
Visibility isn't the issue here - but sometimes believability is. Make sure those muskie see something they think is really on the dinner plate.

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Fishing for and Catching Muskie in Deep Water Lakes: »
Water temperatures and fishing depths all come into play here. Learn how to catch muskie in these deep waters.

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Fishing for and Catching Muskie in Big Lakes: »
Space and freedom moves these muskie all over. Learn how to locate muskie in large spaces and how to catch the best muskie there are - the trophies.

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Fishing for and Catching Muskie in Small Lakes: »
Smaller muskie lakes mean fewer big muskie. It also means heavier pressure and more specific techniques.

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Fishing for and Catching Muskie in cool, cold Water: »
How the temperature of muskie waters effects how those muskie move and feed.

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Fishing for and Catching Muskie in Warm Water Lakes: »
Growing temperatures mean growing muskie appetites and more aggressive behavior. Learn how to use these factors to your advantage while muskie fishing.

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Muskie Structure:

Muskie are all over the place it seems. But simple put, when a muskie is hungry - they're where the feeder fish are. Most of the time, if you find structure and a muskie feeding window is present - a muskie won't be far away. Learn how to fish these different types of muskie structure. What techniques you need to use to bring these monster fish out to your presentation.
Fishing for Muskie in the weeds: »
From the barely there weed beds to the thick slop, we'll cover the techniques needed to get at these weed lurking trophy muskie.

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Fishing for Muskie on Dropoffs: »
Dropoffs are a rich hunting ground for many muskie - use this to your advantage and throw the right gear.

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Fishing for and Catching Muskie in open water: »
Nothing but wide open space can be a daunting dilemma for the muskie fisherman. Learn how to target these open water muskie.

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Fishing for and Catching Muskie in deep water: »
We can't see what's down there - but we know muskie are there. Learn what muskie are looking for when they're in the deep and how to catch them at depth.

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