Muskie season now underway

Here's where to find them

Photo:  Muskie guise Spencer Berman says the crucial actions of angler and fish usually occur beside the boat. (Spencer Berman)

Photo: Muskie guise Spencer Berman says the crucial actions of angler and fish usually occur beside the boat. (Spencer Berman)

June brings the start to the muskie season. All seasons are in full swing now this weekend. Big Detroit, Pelican (and Fish), Sallie, Many Point, and Beers are the lakes most fished for muskie in our area.

Melissa also has a small population, but does not get the pressure the other lakes do at this point. Pelican will be a challenge Saturday for the muskie opener, as the F-M Walleye club has a walleye tournament on the lake this Friday and Saturday.

Muskie will be shallow, and have already been biting on anglers offerings that are fishing for bass, walleyes, northern, and even pan fish. Stay just off the edges of the flats with your boat and pitch baits to the flats and shallow weed pockets.

The muskie waters here are very clear water conditions, and the fish can even be sight fished right now. If you see them, they can see you, so back off before pitching to entice them to bite.

If the wind blows and we have good cloud cover, the anglers that like to troll will have success also. With wind and cloud cover you can position closer to the cover you are casting without spooking the fish.

Water temps have raised dramatically from last weekend due (finally) to some summer-like weather and warmer nights. The bright sunshine of the last few days brings surface temps up significantly from morning until late afternoon. We have consistent temps now in the mid to high 60 degree range.

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