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Otonabee river musky tips

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Hey all. I'll be heading out to the Otonabee river this Sunday, targeting musky. I never knew there were even musky in there, but I'll be going out with a few guys who have more experience than I do. Appreciate any general tips for this area, general locations or lures that I should try. Thanks! 

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Look for the usual structure - weed lines, especially along drop offs, points, sunken timber, etc.  Bright colored bucktails for searching and have a med sized jerkbait on standby.  Watch for follows.. the usual.

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I landed a small muskie on the Otonabee river along a weed line throwing top water just before sunset in mid August.  It was one of the many areas where there is a shallow, lillypad loaded bay.  I simply stayed along the outside edge and was throwing weedless jig hunting for bass.  This one evening there were a few splashes in the lilypads and I said to my co-angler "I think muskie have come into the shallows to feed, I'm going to throw a top water along the edge" ... 2nd cast and BAM.  Landed a small muskie.

I haven't been back on the Ontonabee since ... but that was my experience.

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I havent been on the river, but the lake I was on on wed was 65, and the musky were chompin. We went 4 for 6. 

 

S. 

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Raised a big girl on GPool on Friday, blanked today.   Front moved in shut everything down.  Poop.   Temps still around the mid 60s.

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White bass spinner bait...get them all the time bass fishing. they will also take a jig/chunk and the last big one I lost on a ned rig.

 

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