We are pleased to announce that we just got in a major shipment of our favorite and best musky lures, just in time for summer! You can order online or stop by our shop to get yours today.
Muskies are the biggest member of the pike family. They are very beautiful fish found in the freshwaters of North America and some parts of Europe. They are coveted by anglers for the giant size and aggressive fight.
They are most commonly found in the northern and northeastern parts of the US and throughout Canada. Musky can become monsters, some even over 50 inches!
If you live in musky territory and want to try your luck at a new species of fish, or if you already fish for musky and are getting ready for a big trip, stock up your tackle box with the best musky lures for trolling or casting.
Types Of Musky Lures
There are literally thousands of different musky baits to select from, including giant 2-pound soft plastics to small 3 ounce spoons. If musky fishing is new to you, then figuring out where to start can seem overwhelming. We here at Brant Point Marine can help you choose the best musky lures, including those “must-have baits”. Each musky lure has a time, place, and use, depending on the conditions and time of year.
There are seemingly endless ways to target muskies, including bucktails, topwaters, jigs, rubber baits, swimbaits, and more. Here at Brant Point Marine, we have plenty of each to choose from.
Soft Plastic Musky Lures
Even though most of the soft plastic musky baits don’t look anything like real fish, they continue to be a great year-round favorite bait for musky anglers. That’s because they work! Soft plastic musky lures can be retrieved in various fashions depending on your preferred style. Muskies tend to be lazy and don’t like to work too hard for their next meal, which may be why soft plastics appear as an easy treat for a musky.
Bucktails are perhaps one of the oldest and most popular lures used by musky fishermen. Bucktails for muskies create vibrations in the water that seem to be felt by a musky’s lateral line. Depending on your technique and conditions, Bucktails are able to be retrieved at any speed. The best bucktails tend to use double 9 blades and double 10 blades.
Musky Fishing Topwaters
Topwater musky strikes are some of the most powerful, violent, and invigorating stikes to witness. Topwater musky lures are great for warm water, and when a giant fish hits, it can be heart-stopping. “Walk-the-dog” and prop-style topwater lures are two important baits that all musky anglers should have in their tackle box. “Walk-the-dog” topwater lures should be retrieved in a side-to-side fashion with no hesitation between pulls. Prop-style musky lures should be retrieved in a simple straight crank fashion.
For most anglers, glide baits tend to be the most difficult baits to work properly. However, they are super productive year-round. Casting glide baits takes a lot of practice and patience to perfect, but it’s a critical skill if you want to catch more muskies. You can retrieve glide baits slowly in a side-to-side action or in a faster, more erratic manner. We have a plethora of different styles of glide baits in stock, so pick up a few different styles and test the action of each to see which feels best to you.
There are thousands of different musky swimbaits, crankbaits, and jigs out there for musky anglers, and they come in all different shapes, actions, colors, and sizes. Most are are easy to work and even beginners can have success. The best musky lure is the one that is in the water. Regardless of which lure you choose, having it working in the water for as long as possible is the key to musky fishing success.