food. They are found where the prey is the easiest to catch. A few of these areas include rivers to creeks, bottlenecks and weed lines. When you are fishing the bends of the rivers cast the majority of the time on the inner lip, with the occasional cast to the outside. I would estimate that approximately seventy percent of our strikes take place on the inner corner of the river bend.
As far as bait goes almost anything will work. In the summer it seems that buzz baits and long plastics with a light jig head work well. After turnover and prior to summer large crank baits and small to medium size jerk baits take the majority of the fish.
As it is in all types of musky fishing, in order to be successful the angler must be aware and prudent. Remember sharp hooks can make the difference and every cast could be the one in which the fish strikes, so be aware. River fishing for musky is quite the experience, very few things can compare to seeing a 50 inch musky follow a jig up to your boat in a river with a width sometimes only twice the size of the fish following your lure. Last but not least try not to laugh when the other anglers joke about the dried up creek your fishing in.