Shad Rap

Posted on June 21, 2013 by

Top 5 Spring Muskie Lures

There is no better time to catch muskie in numbers than the spring and early summer. Temperatures above and below the water surface are still relatively cool and muskie have finished their spawning. During this time they are likely still found grouped in shallow water or slowly moving toward deeper water. By concentrating efforts in fairly shallow water, we have been able to catch several great fish over the years. Here are a few of our favourite spring time muskie lures.

5. Believer by Drifter Tackle

To be honest, I wasn’t a believer in this lure until this year. Sure I’d heard the stories of this world famous lure, but it had never caught me a fish. In fairness, I didn’t use it very often because I simply didn’t like the look of it. It’s body looks like a deranged combination of a platypus and a manatee. After boating four nice muskie with the Believer during the first two muskie trips of the year, it has earned a permanent spot in my muskie tackle box.

The Believer is ideal for trolling and casting and is available in several colours and sizes up to 13 inches.
Believer lure
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Posted on January 21, 2010 by

New All-Tackle Brown Trout World Record!

The IGFA recently announced a huge brown trout caught in September is officially a record! The massive fish weighed 41 lbs 7 oz (18.8 kg) and measured in at 43.75 inches with a girth of 27 inches. The trout was caught in the Manistee River, Michigan, USA.


Caught on September 9, 2009 by Tom Healy.


Healy was using a #8 silver Rapala Shad Rap.

via IGFA